Our war is with our toothbrush, shoes and other daily objects. We brush quickly with such force that it hurts our gums and teeth. We shove our legs into shoes so forcibly as if we want the legs come out the other side of it making a hole. We type as if our fingers drop as thunders on the touchscreen.
When we just look into our shoes and brushes and other objects and see the way they wear out overtime, we can see the unease we carry within ourselves right away. When we are in constant war mode in our daily life, it’s easy for power structures to manifest all our collective unease into a war.
If someone told us that the way we walk and brush is connected to the war in Ukraine, we might think it’s a crazy statement to make. Upon deep reflection we can see the truth behind it. By walking gently and treating daily objects with tenderness and reverence, we are not only protesting against the current war with ourselves, but preventing the future wars with our fellow citizens, countries and planet~