Replacing Fear With CompassionFebruary 6, 2013 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
I think the thing that I find most unusual about the bills being filed right now and heading into committee is that so much of this legislation is about being afraid of some kind of invisible boogie man. Our legislators in the supermajority also think that Tennesseans don’t have any brains to make their own decisions. And it is just more Guns, God and Gays, but I think it is even more intense than it has been the last few sessions of the General Assembly.
How do we transform fear into compassion is the question that has been on my mind this morning. How do we, as Wade Munday said two years ago, be the people who alleviates suffering?
I don’t know. These are the days I feel extremely isolated for some reason although I know I’m not the only one that feels this way. Why create suffering and doubt and fear? Well, it works I guess but it is a sad state of affairs.
I honestly just don’t get it, you know, intentionally hurting people and saying that you are protecting them from themselves. It just doesn’t make sense to me.
These are the days that I wish that I just blogged about cats.