Violence demands courage. And it can bring change–but rarely in the heart. And it can bring anger, suffering, and a backlash of more violence.
Non-violence demands more courage. But it can change hearts, and disarm evil.
And then (as I understand it) there is aloha. Aloha takes the most courage, calling us to remain connected to the seen and the unseen, despite all that seeks to frighten and confuse. Aloha disarms evil, and creates change, on the deepest level–not just for what we face today, but for all we face tomorrow.
To all on Mauna Kea who showed the world how to stand in aloha—imua!
*Thirty Meter Telescope
Cory (Martha) Harden