The Incomplete Skeptic: Decisions Determine Destiny

CNO_Head_Shot.jpgBoth ‘refusing to choose’ & failing to ‘accept life on life's terms’ yields to an illusion called Fate.  Happiness is a choice, indeed, if we are to believe Abraham Lincoln who said, “A man is as happy as he makes up his mind to be.”   Yet, we walk with the enemy, and the enemy is us.

To quit walking with the enemy is to ‘Let Go & Let God’ (as I understand Her).  It seems so many of us spend soooo much time thinking about things we don't want or don't like, the outcome of which leads us to get more of what we don’t want or like.  We can focus on the problem or offer a solution.  When we push on a problem, the muscles used to push get stronger and the problem often gets fortified.  Here’s an example of that:  When someone is upset, we tell them to “calm down”.  It usually has the opposite effect to what we wanted. 

Maybe our best defense is defenselessness.  The Higher Practicality that "...we quit fighting everything and everybody..." is evidence of a spiritual awakening. 

Most of the corners we paint ourselves into are synthetic, self-induced drama.  I’ve learned through the years that I am 99% of my own problem in life, and the other 1%? I just failed to identify how my perception sees anything other than a Teacher pointing the way to a better path, a hard-push to the light, perhaps.  During a clear night, adjusting one's sails to match the changes in life, is to not lose sight of the Northern Star, and is a simple task in grand weather.  But during a storm, not so much the case.  But we have a Compass.  No matter where you go, in life or death, there you are.  Even if it kills us, it makes us stronger.  Nietzsche knows this...now.

Funny how Nietzsche didn’t see that there is always more power in a room full of people than the sum total of people therein.  The Hermit of Genius was Nietzsche, even in a crowd.  But he loved horses, so he wasn’t entirely cynical.

So if an irritating idea is in your head and it ain’t paying rent, evict it.  Yet if you still feel the need to use the ‘Blamethrower” and you don’t like something I said, take it up with God.  God is the only reason I am alive.  Blame God.  Me, I’m too stupid to be unhappy for very long.

Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don’t say it mean.  You got this.

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