This is a response that one of my best friends in the world sent to me.
We have been discussing the idea of compassion and having compassion for self.
So those conversations combined with my latest blog produced this response:
I liked it so I thought I’d share.
reading your blog entry. I need to admit I love the joker. He is the
un-doer of schemes, the troubler of schemers. And destruction is just
another form of creativity. The goddess Kali is the goddess of
creation AND destruction. I think I’ve been realizing that I can’t
believe in a universe of connections without concurrently and
contradictorily believing in a universe of chaos. So can we believe in
creation without also believing in destruction?
I can relate to the joker. He’s the part of me that will disagree with
the masses, because someone has to. He’s the part of me that
shit-disturbs when the shit needs disturbing. He’s the whole side of
me that believes the universe likes to kick us in the butt and
sometimes I’m part of that force. And he’s the one that reminds us
that there really isn’t much use to making plans, because our plans
will undo us. He lives for the moment. Total imp. Total chaos and
He is, of course, your other half. 🙂
So that being read, what do you all think? Is is possible to believe in creation without also believing in destruction?
Do we have to taste bad to know good?