The harsher the oppression — physical and non-physical — the stronger it grows: the desire – the passion, the need – for Freedom.
Love and appreciate your so-called enemies, both conscious (living) and circumstantial, for the critical role they play; they do you a grand service. Without them, in the absence of their ‘provocation’, stagnation, decadence, narcissistic self-indulgence and boredom would be your perpetual companions in this world.
True Peace is not the absence of conflict and challenge, but rather the absence of separation. Unity Consciousness demands the presence of Unconditional Love. Where Unconditional Love is present, so is True Peace. The stronger Its presence, the greater the inner peace.
Where there is Life, there is movement, flow, change, growth, expansion, creation — challenge. No challenge, no change. No change, no growth. No growth, no expansion. No expansion, no Creation. The line between stagnation and rot is wafer thin. The line between ‘peace’ — in the sense most people view that concept (as simply a lack of physical conflict and/or strife) — and stagnation . . . . . even thinner.
Physical death is a far, far cry from the ‘worst’ that one can experience.
As a musician once scribed some time ago, I’d rather wear out than rust out.
Be safe, stay centered, and stay very alert and discerning — both internally and externally — in the days to come. May all your personal choices lead you upward and onward on your never-ending journey Home. . . . .