posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:39 AM
reply to post by NoahTheSumerian
I agree completely with your sentiments. The isolated condition of the average American insulates him or her from many of the harsh realities of life
(death being the ultimate). This morbid fascination for danger and gloom seems as if a desperate grasp for the balancing effect of harsh realities
amid our mostly calm and uneventful lives. But yet, when exposed to too many harsh realities, we run away in fear and hide our eyes. Somewhere in
between is where we look to reside.
I took Kung fu once for a few months and when I was asked why I wanted to learn Kung fu I said, “I no longer want to fear death and bodily injury
for it has made me somewhat paralyzed in the act of confronting the evils of the world.” They did not understand my reasoning. They did not
understand that the reason that we fail to act against evil, no matter how large or small, is almost always fear of some kind. I reasoned that if I
trained myself to confront the most debilitating of fears, that of death and bodily harm, then I would be greatly empowered to combat any other fears.
I was right, and yet I was wrong. Physical ability is good, but it is also deceitful and fleeting in its ability to enable the mind to overcome its
challenges. Instead, it is the mind that must overcome the fears of life despite the abilities of the body. In the end, I learned the most valuable
lesson that it is the fear of confronting God that conquers the fear of confronting evil.
[edit on 13-6-2010 by Hot_Wings]