Inclusivity and exclusivity

Inclusion includes separation; separation excludes. Life is inclusive, death exclusive. Paradoxically, life requires a choice to include; death can be assented to unconsciously. Love therefore can embrace hate and fear.

Love can embrace dichotomies and separation—even those it fosters but abhors. Both/and includes either/or. Love includes standing in the face of the other. Inclusivity and exclusivity are not necessarily opposed.

We need to include among the included ourselves as well.

Inclusion is life and love; exclusion is death and fear. What’s important is to keep in heart you are always drawing in to your embrace. We are not called to be forever double-sweet—we must take a stand—but we are to take our stand out of a foundation of drawing in. Be kind.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on June 9th, 2007 | No Comments »

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