Re: •°o*Love is Warriors' True Sword, with Each Slash a New Life is Born/the Castle v
Nice to get to volume no.6
But to be completely honest the title does not make much sense.
Either we are warriors and defend truth and justice and use logic behind our reasoning.
How can love be a sword (something that causes pain and suffering) and a slash, an action that kills people, create life?
I suppose there is some kind of vague poetic meaning, but warriors are warriors and they should be concerned primarily with preserving life, not creating it. Otherwise, we would not be warriors, we would be parents. . . .
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. That is real freedom. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default-setting, the “rat race” — the constant gnawing sense of having had and lost some infinite thing. It is about simple awareness — awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, that we have to keep reminding ourselves, over and over: “This is water, this is water.” It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive, day in and day out. - David Foster Wallace