|24 Feb 2002 @ 03:36, by Mark Smollin|
"To be or not to be: that is the question:…"
This not just a question, but a re-action of the mind to discover what our choices in life are, as inspired by the realization that one is born into a sickly society of creatures. And so Bill takes stock of our condition in the words he writes in Act 3 for Hamlet’s mouth:
"…Whether 'tis nobler in the mind
to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?…"
He goes on to discuss more that my ears are not trained to clearly see,
but this piece endures 400 years to strike our hearts with brutal honesty.
I will not mention the fourth choice because it serves not the living cause.
And yet the question still remains in place to contemplate with pause.
So I will stick myself upon the critics anvil, to edit our fine friend Bill,
A variation of this theme and clarify three freedoms of our living will.
Tis it nobler in the mind to wield a selfish power,
To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or stand firmly against a sea of troubles, And through loving end them?
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." -- Albert Einstein
In other words, We can decide to be one of three potential types of people:
One who brings negative and destructive acts – subtracting from the quality of life.
One who brings malignant apathetic acts – supporting the existing quality of life.
One who brings positive and constructive acts – adding to the quality of life.
This is a specific example of the Cosmic Spectrum of Freedom, which offers all the opportunities, but which choice offers the promise of success? So Goddess Bob Barker asks us to pick door number 1, 2, or 3! I will faint if it takes you more than a split second to select a life path that brings forth quality.
"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." -- Jesus, in Luke, 23:34.
Contrary to the general use of this quote, I believe we have always known in our hearts "what we do." We may be ignorant to all the consequences of our actions, yet the center of human trouble is made from willful choices in defiance of what we know and feel to be "right" and kind. This tells us that we must first become responsible to ourselves, and in that we are not properly introduced to life, or have forgotten how to do this, we must learn with discipline to hold a standard of successful principle. I would call this absolute truth, dependable in every way, part of a foundation that allows us to interact without constant conflict over intention. It should also provide a point of reference upon which we can quickly evaluate our language in communication to be wholesome.
Do not participate in judgement when one of us might slip
and do not defend a plain mistake when it comes across your lip,
but stay to see the common path and say kind a loving tip.
24 Feb 2002 @ 03:46 by : Sunday Brunch
Thank you for your message this morning, Brother Mark. No foolin', it comes at just the right time for me! Love, Brother Abundance
1 Mar 2002 @ 20:06 by : Tasty morsels
Ditto Mark, you have been busy and I need some time to digest all the wonderful sustenance I have discovered has been added to these spaces. Much food for the journey.
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