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i really believe that the Spiritual Heart has it all, and if Its Love and Light can be brought into the confused human mind, the darkness there can be illumined.
the mind needs to cooperate, but, regrettably, at least part of that "sophisticated" (dark) mind views the Heart as a foolish irrational simpleton, unworthy of authority.
i believe that "foolish irrational simpleton" has constant access to, and, in fact, embodies a Goodness and Truth that profoundly exceed even the greatest intellect's power to comprehend.

I feel quite strongly that, at this juncture in evolution, the greatest hurdle for all who would hope to see an end to violence and injustice on earth, is the widespread failure to recognize and denounce the exploitation, fear and suffering that are inflicted, every day, with impunity, upon undeniably innocent and sensitive animals.

I am, at once, both inspired and confounded by the genuine concern and good will of many millions of people for the plight of others who suffer, but whose compassion, most regrettably, does not extend to the same plight and suffering of animals, including, but not limited to, the billions who are imprisoned and slaughtered, needlessly, for food.

This apparent disunity of conscience, and the resulting denial or apathy with regard to the unintended pain and suffering it produces, constitute, in my view, the greatest obstacle to the attainment of an absolute bottom line of morality.

If we fail to recognize, and denounce the untold suffering that is unnecessarily inflicted on truly innocent and sensitive beings who have never threatened or harmed us in any way, seeking only to survive in relative comfort and safety, as do we, how can we even begin to imagine achieving reconciliation amongst peoples ensnared in years and years of conflict, injustice, violence and retribution?!

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