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View from the Other Side
I have wanted to share this video for a long time. I met the visionary artist Drew Brophy in November at an event in Nosara, Costa Rica, where he told a powerful story about his near-death experience earlier that year. This is the recording of his 9-minute speech. Find a quiet moement to watch it. It carries information beyond mere words.
I need stories like this in order to stay sane. I am working on an essay about peace right now, groping for what is mine to say, and what is someone else’s to say. The powers of the war machine are collossal. I would lose my sanity and succumb to despair, were it not for the incursion of data points such as the ones Drew brings. We have to stop running around blind—blind to the fullness of what is. What is, includes the power of the military-industrial complex and the horror it continues to visit upon earth. And it also includes the information that Drew brought, with heroic determination, from the other side.
When I watch this video, I remember something important that I keep forgetting. I can’t say exactly what it is. I can’t offer a logical therefore, a moral to the story, a conclusion. I won’t try to contain a greater within a lesser, love within a concept of love. All I know is that in these times, we need medicine like this, first to give us the courage to become lost, and then the wisdom to find our way.
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