Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Apropos of?

I'm not sure what this apropos of but I felt a need to share. I was talking a very gentle man that I know. He was a soldier at one time in his life and served in the first Gulf War. As we sat talking the other day, he looked at me and said, "Killing someone is easy. It's living with yourself afterward that's hard."

There was such a profound and moving truth to those words as he said them, that I knew in that one sentence he had summed up a huge part of his journey to find innner peace.

He is a gentle man, as I know him. His experience has taught him that to save his own life, he could kill someone. His humanity shows in his understanding of the consequences of such an act, no matter what the reason.


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