Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Way of Being

Kindred,

If you have not already guessed,  the first question yesterday was a trick question.

Most answers in life are not formed in terms of right or wrong,  true or false.

Life is a process; hopefully,  it is a process of growth or evolution.

On your learning personal journey,  the question is, "What have you learned (on your spiritual journey)?"

Yes, sometimes you are compelled to make a choice, yes or no or abstain,  but it is in terms of practicality.   Before you reach the decision and choice,  there is a process. 

The paradigm,  philosophical framework,  by which you arrive at a decision hopefully involves a deep spiritual connection with the Holy Spirit and defenses against biases, fears,  hatred and sins.

Lao-Zi, a Daoist philosopher,  said, "the Way that can be told is not the eternal Way."

Every person's life journey is different,  no two the same.   Countless experiences and possibilities enter into your individual way that connects to the eternal Way.

In other words,  your life is not measured in terms of right or wrong,  but in your choices that determines your path and spiritual journey,  unique to yourself.

Sometimes your actions,  when it impacts yourself and others negatively are measured in terms of harm and injuries or wrongs,  but collectively is measured as your character.

Though your character attributes can be described as negative,  it is not a wrong,  because there is no action involved in simply being or existing in negative state (or vice versa).

You and your character,  your journey can be described as good or bad,  holy or unholy,  neither good or bad,  blah, but not in terms of right or wrong.

Before you turn and reduce your life and life's decisions into a trifle debate, take a good look at who you are and who the Lord intended you to be.

Ask meaningful,  heartfelt questions that will allow you to grow or evolve into the person you are meant to be (as determined by the Lord).

Be a better person.

And hopefully,  you will find your way Home.







Lao-Zi quotes:

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.













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