Always Love

Nada Surf – Always Love

Today, in his speech in Cairo, President Barack Obama sent out a message of respect and peace among all of us, and especially among people that have fought with one another too long.

On tonight’s Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, I saw snippets of the reaction from the Fox News pundits, and got pretty upset. The final draw was when a woman said, “They hate us, why are we talking to them?” I quite honestly wanted to punch something.

Whenever this desire comes up, I let it swirl around me a little bit, to see what hate feels like. I could, in a way, identify with these people. We are all caught  in this dark and volative emotion that produces our knee-jerk responses. Our sufferings come from that root of all kleshas: ignorance of self-awareness.

Then, if I can help it, I put on Nada Surf’s Always Love. My favorite lines are:

Always love, hate will get you every time…
Always love, don’t wait till the finish line…
Always love, even when you want to fight…

…I want to know what it’d be like to
Aim so high above
any card that you’ve been dealt…