KNOWLEDGE may be revealed but never proven.
TRUTH may be discovered but never possessed.
ACCEPTANCE MAY HELP: Try it; if it feels good pass it on.
SOME CALL IT LOVE: Accept the LOVE and pass it on.
THE TRUTH ABOUT HONESTY, HONESTLY
I was at my favorite meeting yesterday morning. We are a small group of fifteen or so people who try to live a spiritual life.
We invite a guest speaker who talks about his or her spiritual discoveries at the end of which talk a topic is forthcoming.
The chairperson mentioned that with only fifteen people, there would be two groups and that the smokers would congregate outside.
Our speaker gave a fascinating talk which included tales of watching the heavens from a sleeping bag in fifty countries around the world and a word or two about having once had a job but that he preferred traveling.
It was the speaker’s responsibility to choose a topic; the topic was HONESTY.
When we broke into groups I joined the smokers for the freedom that the patio had to offer. Our speaker joined us outside, he at one end of the table, I at the other.
What does one say about HONESTY? The truth of any subject is hidden from us; that is to say that the truth of everything is guarded by the future. That is why we measure everything.
The truth of speed is measured in MPH or FPS. Life experience is measured in years, months perhaps seconds. But HONESTY?
A lie is easier to understand but like HONESTY it cannot be measured. Does HONESTY even exist? Perhaps if we subjected the quality of HONESTY to the power of something else, but what? Perception perhaps? Or awareness?
Each of these words imply that perhaps there is no HONESTY, but what? Belief? If our beliefs change over time would not the person whose life is being guided by these beliefs have a change at least, in attitude?
Is attitude a synonym for HONESTY? A modifier? A quality? These were the thoughts I had and which I shared with the group. Our guest seemed puzzled by the change in what was now being said about this subject and when the metamorphous reached his end of the table, agreed that HONESTY was a difficult topic.
Next week I think I’ll stay indoors. HONEST(L)Y.
Update: Perhaps SINCERELY.
Love is a necessary component of healthy living.
Love being unconditional (outbound)…
And, the motive-motif of all life forms being conditional (inbound)…
Love is ours- not for the asking, but for the acceptance, thereof. And that ain’t all folks…
We may continue to experience this healing component to better living if we choose…
Trust and smile?
Trust and smile and share.
Trust and smile and share?
Are you sure about this?
THE BLUE MARBLE SPEAKS
Earth is a rock; Earth has no opinions; it cannot think, it cannot speak; however…
Earth has a belief system.
If Earth could speak, it would say…
“I am hurtling through space in a perfectly straight line. I am not sure of my destination but I will arrive at the earliest possible time. Nothing can deter me; nothing can slow me down; I am following a perfectly plotted, straight path. I am going where no Rock has ever gone before. I am Earth.”
Of course, in reality this strong-willed rock has been in orbit for a very long time. And so have you and I and everything else in the universe.
And that’s the Truth.
Recently a friend said to me…
“When I was young I beat my chest about “giving back”; today I give anonymously.
I once voiced group opinion as my own; today my own is my own.
As a young man I learned WHAT to think; today I am more concerned with HOW.
As a young man I jogged, I went to the gym and I rode a bike. I still do those things.
As a young man I lived within my means; I still do that as well.”
I asked him to lend me some grocery money. He offered to plant me a garden.
And he showed me how to tighten the cable on my bicycle.
When discussing the assumption of a timeless world (which exists* beyond the material world as defined by the senses) one must choose carefully to avoid the use of words which demonstrate the bias of time; for example, the words used in the sentence before this one.
“Discuss ing”: ing denotes present moment in time.
“Made”: All verbs.
“Use”: All verbs
“Demonstrate”: All verbs.
“Bias”: Implication of time.
My education is primarily in Design and in the Social Sciences. I am interested in Linguistics but only from the perspective of trends in behavior and philosophy.
I suspect that there exists an argument stating that all words and symbols found in all cultures reflect the bias of an awareness of time and that this bias is a necessary feature of extancy (extance)**.
Frustrating, isn’t it?
Big deal. Old men and puppy dogs need something to occupy their “time” if only to mark their territory.