You do not believe in democracy, you believe in power — not personal power properly disseminated for the benefit of all to exercise and enjoy its fruits. But the power to control the benefits that should flow to all.
You will rape democracy, or have it raped if necessary, to produce your illegitimate child of power. The overwhelming evidence: you stand by in silence or worse, give your support to the deliberate delegitimization of one of democracy’s most cherished manifestations - the results of free choice.
You care not for the progress democracy produces because it strips you of power…
Despair in the form of the unexpected stranger is the despair that builds from constant violation of your own healthy desires, your own healthy aspirations. You knew that one day it had to turn up because you created it by your actions or inaction.
When despair shows up in the form of an unexpected stranger, it is not a stranger, it is a messenger in the truest sense of the word with reminders of where you need to go.
If this messenger brings you a message, it at least has to know something about you, at least where you are…
The Worthy Baggage of Love
You cannot proceed without love and be sustained. You have to come to know this as much as the morning knows the dawn, as much as the plant knows the soil. Come to know this because mostly everything else is baggage — some to sustain love by nourishing it, some to destroy love by undermining it.
By all means carry some baggage but only that which sustain love. Your soul will be lighter for it.
“Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it;
Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it;
Hatred darkens life, love illuminates it.”
You are a painter, the world is your canvas, now choose the brush you would use — your ego or your higher self. The former will leave a cheap imitation, the latter, a masterpiece.
“Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.”
– Pope John Paul II
We are replicating beings — we have a natural instinct to want…
The day you get clarity is the day the world will stop telling you who you should be and the day you will no longer be allowed to be silent about who you are.
The world of course may very well continue in its own noisy confusion about who you are but even its noise will be your silence.
And so what is this clarity?
It is a clarity that is a disassociation from all that which confuse, from all that which detract, from all that which dissipate. …
I write so that I can discover and be exposed to the nuances of life through context.