I am not a sports fan, and never have been. One of the reasons is sports, at least in the USA, are far too competitive to suit my taste. This is a time when our planet needs desperately to be replacing competition with cooperation.

For those of you who are sports fans, I’m sure you know about the brawl in San Francisco at the Candlestick Park football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders. Two young men were shot and severely wounded, and may die. All because they supported one of the teams, and some supporters of the other team decided to take revenge.

Spirit talked in our last blog post, “Detaching,” about allowing. Here’s part of what they said:

“Allowance is simply letting go, letting everything and everyone (including yourselves) be okay just as they are, where they are. Until you, as a human race, get beyond needing others to live as you think they should, you will continue spinning out of control.”

Obviously, the gunmen (the suspects are both male) were certainly not in a place of allowing. They were in that black perspective that says “If you disagree with me, you are wrong. And I am right.” And they’re willing to murder to defend their indefensible positions.

What do you think about all this? Please comment below.

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