Evil – what is it?
To me, filtered through my way of perceiving right now, it looks like this:
It comes from beliefs, identifications, unexamined fear, a desire to protect the imagined self.
It takes the form of hatred, numbness, strong projections, lack of empathy, and more.
It’s tempting because it may seem like a quick fix, it may seem to get us something.
And in this way, what can be labeled evil is not so different from what happens when any thought is believed. It’s just more extreme, and more harmful in a conventional sense. It also comes from a deep wound, which is unmet by love, and the response to this takes an especially destructive form.
We all have it in us. If we see it “out there” in others or the world, it’s because we know it from ourselves. And the invitation is to meet this too with love, with understanding, and through inquiry into the stories creating it – the fears, wounds, and pain.
– evil – from beliefs, identifications, fear, protecting imagined self
– takes the form of hatred, numbness, strong projections, lack of empathy
– tempting, bc seems like a quick fix, seems to get us something
– in this sense, what can be labeled evil is no different from what happens when any thought is believed