Tombstones_at_Arlington_National_Cemetery,_July_2006United States military cemetery at Arlington, Virginia, USA

In today’s world we seem to have a war on everything we consider undesirable.

We have a war on poverty, a war on drugs, a war on ignorance, a war on crime, a war on disease—not to mention the wars we wage against countries and people we disagree with.

What often strikes me most is the war on disease. I read a lot of obituaries—not out of any morbid sense of curiosity, but just an interest in knowing who’s moved on to their next adventure.

Many obituaries of people who’ve died “from” an illness say something like “Jack died after losing a years-long battle with cancer.” Or something like that.

But it’s always a battle—a battle against our own bodies. That certainly is not the way to cure anything. It’s always a losing battle, because death, as seen by our modern world, is our ultimate enemy and final conquerer.

Any time we fight “against” anything, it’s a “losing battle.” It doesn’t matter what it is—drugs, ignorance, crime, disease, etc.

When asked if she’d join an anti-war protest, Mother Teresa famously replied she would not—but she would participate in a peace rally.


As I write this post, I’m still travelling—so it’s quite short. However I’ll be home next week and things should be back to what passes for normal around here.

In the meantime, I’d highly recommend a wonderful blog post, recently written by my dear friend Barbara Clark, about all these wars we’re having. You can read it here at her Beyond Affirmations website.


This is not the kind of video we normally have on this website. But it makes a powerful point about the futility of war—any war.

Related links:
The Zen of War
Are We Making War Or Making Peace?
An End To War


Do you all think these wars we’re fighting are doing our world any good? Are you fighting any of your own personal wars? Please share your thoughts and comments with us.


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