I Love Therefore I Am!
POETRY FORMAT, 15 Oct 2018
The Evolution of Homo Sapiens
As well, we know that wisdom people for centuries
have sought to create a world without wars.
We’ve seen futile attempts by politicians of all stripes
proclaim ‘this war is the end of all wars’.
Yet violence and wars — corporate murder —
continue to cause havoc with
the use of weapons of mass destruction, regime change,
and all kinds of human indignities. Countless victims suffer.
Today we need a new discussion on human development —
a discussion that would lead to humane behaviour,
such as envisaged by the late Glenn D. Paige of Hawaii
on the nonkilling society — the responsibility not to kill and the right not to be killed.
We need to talk about something simple, yet profound —
the power of love comes to mind
as penned in the 1800s by Tolstoy, author of War and Peace.
We need to discover the merits
of the Inner Spirit
and apply it to our Charter of Love and Compassion for the living.
Friends, my fellow homo sapiens,
it’s time to build a new world order
that will save us from the scourge of wars and
give a supportive structure to us, to our children and to future generations.
It is time to upgrade Descartes’ maxim to a new authentic identity:
I LOVE THEREFORE I AM!
The Inner Spirit of love opens the way
to a new road of common humanity.
So let’s remember the new charter of life:
‘I love therefore I am’!
Koozma J. Tarasoff is an anthropologist, writer, published author, photographer, blogger, peace activist, and a representative of the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative. He is a scholar of Spirit Wrestlers/Doukhobor studies. Born in Saskatchewan, he now resides in Ottawa, Ontario,Canada. http://spirit-wrestlers.com.
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