THERE IS NO OTHER
The disentangling of a person from his race, religion, and country - seeing each perpetrator of violence as individual, empowers the overwhelming majority of the peaceful, within every race, religion, and country.
See the oppressed in the oppressor. The oppressed become the oppressors, until we witness the cycle with compassion and understanding.
Even the most peacefully intentioned among us, if we find ourselves anti-Israel or anti-Palestine, we are unconsciously contributing to war.
HATE IS LEARNED. LOVE IS KNOWN .
The division of an atom is mass destruction, only because it was once ONE. So with the oneness inherent in the descendants of Abraham. Here, it is possible to put the atom back together.
The root of all people is made of two desires: The desire to give of themselves, and to be known, seen, and heard. When there is an obstacle in the natural flow of this happening, war is created.
The survival of everybody ( person and people ) on this planet is contingent upon everybody on this planet feeling known, seen, heard. ( Listen, See, Know. )
Wherever on the body it is hit, the One is wounded.
The cataclysm of the middle east is an evolutionary catalyst, eking out bias in the dark of every peace-maker, bringing us more deeply into ONENESS EMBODIED.
PHOTOGRAPHS : JAIME BERMUDEZ • PAINT : JEN KOSSIN