Dear Readers .. I write the following as a totally defective human being. I promise to provide a "light" finish, a bright smile, and joyful recognition we are bonded together in ways beyond our understanding ... symbolically "holding hands" in our ongoing attempt to realize pure happiness for all mankind.
There was a specific period of time in my life which dramatically changed everything.
This period happened somewhere along the personal road and continues to this day. I enjoyed an awakening that was born amidst, and in spite of, accumulated traumas. This awakening was a gift of basic universal truths that presented a guideline for living a new reality. Along with this gift came a new responsibility to always do what I know is right, and an accountability, with new sets of consequences, should I not listen to the inner voice which guides me. With the enormity of this great gift I was also given its equal in negativity and despair should I fail to adhere to the principals. My concept of universal truth is, therefore, based partially upon a structure of three factors:
· Initial knowledge and awakening
· Personal responsibility to actively seek future growth by following the inner voice
· Knowing negativity is a result of my own failures
Attempting to follow this path is not easy. There are many little distractions and so much "stuff" to deal with on our human plane of existence that it is scary to even consider following our inner voice. What happens if we decide to make the ultimate leap of faith into a purely spiritual state of existence? Are we all of a sudden such an aberration in the eyes of others they will refuse to communicate with us? Are we to be labeled the weirdoes and forced to be outcast from the rest of society? Will we look at others with disdain, or suffer intolerance for anyone who isn’t living the way we perceive life is to be lived? Being a totally defective human being, I suppose if I was attempting to become perfectly spiritual, these questions would be unimportant … but in my present reality those questions and their answers are very important. As long as the questions remain within me and the fears of being separated from the regular "human family" persist, I guess I’m just not ready to zoom out to that perfect state of existence. This odd progression of thought brings me to a couple of important questions regarding our present reality:
* “How do we adhere to what is right, yet enjoy this plane of existence as defective human beings ... knowing we will suffer the consequences of our non-perfect deeds?"
* "How do we strive for perfection, yet continue to enjoy our human existence and not be completely disconnected from everything around us?"
The singular answer to both questions is obvious. The answer to both questions is simply “I don’t know” .. and once we accept "I don't know", the clouds part, the lights come on, and we can happily be what we are …
À votre santé!