People form groups, hoping to fulfill that which is perceived to address a common need; a measure of safety in a dangerous world. These groups may family, schools, sources of employment and institutions which build religions and serve our spiritual needs,
Soon thereafter and for as long as the group exists, the individual’s major role is to support the group. Negotiations ensue. The group offers a measure of approval in return for compliance; the higher the quality of Compliance, the higher the approval rating. The higher the approval rating the more likely it is to be confused with Love. Approval is condition dependent; Love is not. Love’s only aim is to Heal.
The leader leads only one’s self.
The leader has questions.
The leader seeks answers.
The leader knows not to depend on bias or the overheard opinions of others.
The Leader may be an artist, a miner, a home-maker, but for this endeavor the most important tool is
objectivity; for this moment in time The Leader is a Scientist.
The life of The Scientist is focused not on a goal but the path. TRUTH must come to us slowly and the truest of theses truth reveal only that which was yesterdays future. True knowledge cannot be known because the future is never ending, l but knowledge is as close to truth as this inquiring mind may come.
The Leader listens. The Leader eventually understands that to stay on the path is a form of obedience, perhaps even worship this path. (note: Taoism)
The Rest of Me by Lee Broom.
The Rest of Me is Fearless,
The Rest of Me is Loving,
The Rest of Me is Successful,
The Rest of Me is Giving,
The Rest of Me is ForGiving,
The Rest of Me ignores temptation, fear and emptiness.
To ignore The Rest of Me is like walking after sundown on an unlit street,
cursing the crutches which support my faceless image,
the incessant mutterings
and the clamor of conflict
intruding on the Beauty around me.
I need no crutches, nor do I curse them; I simply say “Yes” to The Rest of Me……..
I say “Yes” to The Rest of Me’
The price of Freedom is Willingness;
the price of Fairness is Freedom.
The TRUTH of the FUTURE: it does not exist.
The TRUTH of the past: it is tricky at best.
The PAST some say, came much to soon.
But Who has a CLUE