Friday, January 18, 2002

Something Else Happened On September 11, 2001

With all due respect and sorrow towards those who suffered on that day, I can't help thinking something else happened on 9.11.01. The STORY changed. The old plot was that you could be entrepreneurial and brilliant and brainy and win. The hero was a thinking man. A man of brains.

On that day, the new heroes carried the old heroes out on their backs. The new hero was a caring man. A man who was brave, strong, loving. Maybe not so brainy, but he kept his wits about him. A brand new hero, a man of heart.

If you were taking a Zen inventory of the day, you couldn't help noticing a major shift in sensibility. Head + heart = a new hero. We can't think our way out of this anymore, but we might just love our way out of this mess.