Saturday, April 16, 2022

 

Kindred,


Without meekness in humility you cannot receive the Holy Spirit; especially if it is blocked by pride and ego.


Neither can you reach enlightenment without meekness of mind and soul.  


Enlightenment requires you to free yourself from the bondage of ignorance, hatred and prejudice and for that you need meekness.  


To seek out the truth and answers without the constraint of preconceived notions of right or wrong and hurtful baggage that weigh you down.


Wisdom is not achieved through contemplation and thoughts alone.


There must be a lived experience through the trials and tribulations of life, a passage of tests of character into the known consequences and a deep connection to humanity and the holy.


Because one cannot choose the best outcome, chart the wisest course, without the consideration of consequences for all involved.  


To be selfish or small minded in thought is to miss out on everything and everyone, including all the pieces of the chess board and its breadth, width and depth.


One can speak of winning, obsess over winning, but without the means of winning, one has already lost; especially when life is all about tests of character, not winning.


Winning is not part of the equation to wisdom or salvation; therefore, ultimately irrelevant. 


How can I say winning is irrelevant?  


Especially when civilizations rise and fall from winning or losing wars or conquests?


Because civilizations actually rise and fall from passing or failing its tests of character, acts of God and lack or abundance of knowledge, innovations and wisdom.


When people fail to come to peace or have meekness within themselves and find peaceful resolutions is there war. 


What is the "Art of War", but strategies to know thyself and the opponent?  


Strategic understanding is the key to winning any war, but without the understanding and understanding of consequences what is the point?  


What is the point of winning if you lose your honor, your decency, your family, your humanity, your tests of character and salvation?



  "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the Lord."                                - Matthew 5:8  Without a pure heart...