In This Era of technology, in this atomic age, the values have changed.
We have learned that we are the guests of existence, travelers between two stations.
We must discover security within ourselves.
I see so many people looking for approval by how many likes they have on their daily social media posts.
Hoping that maybe today they can feel secure within their skin, they are putting their security in others.
During our short span of life we must find our own insights into our relationships with the existence in which we participate so briefly.
Otherwise we cannot live.
This means, as I see it, a departure from the materialistic view of the 20th century.
It means reawakening of the spiritual world, of our inner life of religion.
I don’t mean religion as a dogma or as a church, but as a vital feeling.
Accept others just as they are. Most of all, Accept yourself …… for you, hold the whole world within you.
Be great in all that You are!
Jesus said it best….Luke 9:48 ~The Message
“You become great by accepting, not asserting. Your spirit, not your size, makes the difference.”
I’ve been pondering over the many years of research I have done and why I am still lagging on putting the information in a recognizable order. It would seem as if I am making it harder on myself than it truly needs to be. Why? Self sabotage has kinda been a hinderance in my life. When ever I am really good at something I tend to cause a wrinkle for myself. Am I scared of losing what I am so good-by the hand of someone else…maybe. Or am I chicken shit? hmmm also maybe. As I look at my bookshelf filled with notebooks of my notes and what would seem useless to anyone other than me, holds true gold. Knowledge of me finding myself within a digital age. Years where I didn’t leave the house because I was trying to cypher the inner workings of a passage that caught my eye…. I think I enjoy the Quest itself. Maybe the reason why I am unable or unwilling to write out what I know is fear of someone saying my quest was a waste of time. Thinking this truly hurts my heart. As it would any artist, musician, or author. This is a SHITTY feeling. Wow…. I don’t want to be scared of someone not understanding or not believing what I create. I want to be bold and unashamed of the ideas and thoughts that are constantly rushing through my veins. Thats when I read this passage from Elbert Hubbard’s Scrapbook. He brought me back to a place where for a moment i dont feel so alone.
Keats’ dream of ” a very pleasant life.”
” I had an idea that a Man might pass a very pleasant life in this manner: Let him on a certain day read a certain page of full Posey or distilled Prose, and let him wander with it, and muse upon it, and reflect from it, and dream upon it: until it becomes stale– But when will it do so? Never– When a man/woman has arrived at a certain ripeness in intellect any one grand and spiritual passage serves him as a starting-post towards all the ‘two-and-thirty Palaces’ How happy is such a voyage of conception, what delicious, diligent indolence !”
Keats’ Explained perfectly how I am feeling….that delicious bounce of joy when something hits a sense that causes everything within starts firing rapidly. I waited for this to get stale and fade away, but it has only gotten strong and more focused. This is what It feels like for me when I find some sort of knowledge that interests me. Seeing from all points of view without judgment or fear just following the imagination and what might be left out from what is already known. I start backwards.
So I say again. Maybe My dream is the Quest. The quest of wanting knowledge and answers where others say there is none. What I truly know is, ” I Have a Dream!”
“High failure towering o’er low success“
Too often we are tempted by the effortless and easy thing.
At such moments raise your sights, think BIG, attempt something difficult even if you do not quite bring it off.
High failure towering o’er low success
These six words, at a moment of hesitation can run through your heart and memory-
a warning, an inspiration and a challenge.
So many before us have reached up and maybe they didn’t reach what they set out to, but we now have the opportunity to start where they left off.
They have shown where failure and struggles have made them stronger. So reach up not only for you, but for all those around who look up to you. ~sweetlyfiercesoul
“God says: Take what you want and pay for it!” ~Spanish Proverb
Life has a law of balances.
Think of it like this.
Do you want to be be famous? Very well, then spend every waking hour in pursuit of fame. It will show up on the other side of the balance in time spent and sacrifices made. Is it riches you want? Think about money every day, study it, give your life to it, and the balance will be weighed with gold, but at the cost of other things.
Maybe you want to be wise.That will also be weighed out.
It will include a good life, a pursuit of knowledge, and a uncompromising love of truth.
Everything has its price.
We are familiar of this in our daily lives.
We go to the super market for items that we will use to feed ourselves.
As we walk up and down the rows we grab different food items that we all end up bringing to the cashier. We then pay for the items that we will enjoy later around a dinner table.
So with the balance of our lives: on one side, our heart’s desire; on the other side of the scales, the reckoning. When the scales are even, you may take out what you have bought. Sometimes the price seems high.
But remember, you must pay for the character and quality of your goal as well as for the achievement of it. The law is simple and it is just; you may have what you want- but you must pay for it.
Nothing is free
“That which we are, we are…” ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson
It can be very difficult and very painful if you don’t like yourself.
Most people do not like themselves at all.
They distrust themselves, and put on masks of pomposities.
They quarrel and boast and pretend and are jealous because they do not like themselves.
But mostly because they Do Not even know themselves to form a true liking, and since we automatically fear and dislike strangers, we fear and dislike our stranger-selves.
Once you like yourself you will be released from the secret prison of self-contempt.
I wish we could all be so.
If we could learn to like ourselves even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
Maybe we would not have to hurt one another just to keep our ego chin’s above water.
“O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!”
“Sometimes we find a clue in some chance remark made by an old friend.
Maybe something we’ve read sparks a glimpse of who we really are.
Fleeting thoughts which we meditate on through out the day
Bringing us closer to who we are.
Bit by bit self-knowledge grows.
An Awareness of all things, “self”
It does not come easy and perhaps this very awareness of the difficulty sustains us,
Spurs us on toward the ever receding goal.
For the self-knowledge we seek
rising above our social vanities and pride and the impressions we make is a full-time, lifelong job.”
“I deserve Beautiful visions.
I deserve Love.
I Validate Myself.”