Enocia Joseph: The Power of Selfishness    
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22 Jul 2008 @ 14:35, by Enocia Joseph

During an email exchange with a friend I told her how much I admired the work she's doing. My friend said:

"Thanks, but it's a selfish act on my part...I just know I love it so do it selfishly!"

My response was:

"Oh, pulease, I believe in selfish acts. If everyone was being truly selfish loving what they love and following their hearts, the world will be transformed to a place of pure bliss in the twinkling of an eye, as they say in the Bible. So never stop being selfish, darling, because you're worth it."

As I see it, the world's idea of selflessness involves sacrifice, duty and obligation, which gives rise to guilt and resentment. There's no way I want resentment building up in my system. If doing what one loves, focusing on what one loves, and loving who one loves makes one selfish, then I'm EXTREMELY selfish.

Another reason why I believe in doing what I love is because Love is the frequency of God, the True Self. When I am doing what I love, I am being the True Self; when I'm doing something just because it makes me appear good in the world's eyes I'm not being true to myself.

That's why I love cats, at least the cats I've lived with, because they've been totally self-centred, just like me. Hurray for cats, well the cats I've loved anyway!

I'm not here to save the world or to sacrifice who I am, I'm here to express and share my love. If that makes me selfish, then so be it.

Selfish people of the world unite, your world needs you.


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22 Jul 2008 @ 17:22 by a-d : There really IS
PATHOLOGICAL selfishness and HEALTHY selfishness!... And I think it is Good Thing to know("how") to distinguish those two. ;)

...and what you call the World's idea of selflessness is nothing but the OPPRESSOR'S /Crook's Brainwash of the Society at large to accept the Oppressor's EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL of this Society : "sacrifice, duty and obligation" is all truly BS, when scrutinized in the seams with a good magnifying glass --as it were... part of the OLD Paradigm: which in a Nutshell is all about always entitling the OPPRESSOR-CROOK to have privileges over his/her victim , then blaming the victim for it!....
Thanks for a Thought-provoking piece once again! : )  

25 Jul 2008 @ 12:47 by vector8 : Right on, Sister!
Listen to me, I sound almost American. Hahaha!

Yes, I agree with you, A-d. This brainwashing is rampant in all aspects of society. We are not here to follow our hearts and manifest the desires of our hearts. God forbid! We must do our duty! You can't possibly expect to experience true love. You must sacrifice love in favour of what the ego calls love. Well sod that for a game of soldiers! :-)

Two people I really admire are Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. Charles only married Diana because he believed it was his duty to produce heirs to the throne. Where did that get them? A miserable marriage. I'm glad he and his true love did finally get together though.

Lots of love to you, my dear.


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