Self-judgement is the basis of all prejudice.
You will find historically that in the main - all great men are either brooders
or shouters. One internalizes and analyzes the idiocy around them, and the
other refuses to even look at it and returns it to sender on site. No era
is kinder than another to genius, for genius is relative. Even during the
Rennaissance the minds of like Leonardo were only appreciated by a few.
Had he not already made a name for himself as a great artist, he'd have
been laughed out of town by those ill-equipped to judge his towering vision
- and so it remains true today. A doctorate does not imply wisdom, it only
implies that you memorized and commented upon knowledge already regurgitated
and approved by the state.
To rationalize your desires infers that you are judging your desires. For
rationalization is the intellectual handmaiden of judgement. Your heartfelt
desires are your unfinished business - the reason you exist. What is the
reason for living? To act out the deep desires of your heart. To chase your
passions until they or you disappear or morph into another state of existence.
You can pray to your God all you wish - you shall never be free of yearning
for your true passions ... for that makes a mockery of life, and there's
a difference between a human and a zombie. Pray instead to be free of judgements
of your desires, and your having them, for you are but a partner in a dance
and your desires desire you as much a you desire them. Cut yourself free
from your desires and you denude your purpose, and you will live your life
where it possible as an aimless droid, and droids do not celebrate life.
Life is not as complicated as many of us assume. We are complicated, and
therefore draw to ourselves complications. The waters are still and peaceful
until you get in and start splashing about - and then blame the lake for
being choppy - but be still and the water comforms to your stillness. Life
is the lake of existence, it is as turbulent as you make it. As calm as
you allow it to be. It forms around you and your thoughts about yoruself.
Therefore, make sure your thoughts about yourself are consistent with the
life you wish to live.
Flirting is an eye-contact sport.
An original, a visionary looks at a stone, picks it up, and uses it as a
foundation for a new building. Those who lack vision, pick up the stone
and uses it to throw at the visionary.
I wish Courtney Love all the best of success in her court fight against
the major labels . . . namely Vivendi / Universal. Her points are very valid,
and the time is ripe for these bullies to be taken down - and hard! The
pied pipers are having to work too hard to bring their sweet melodies to
the ears of the public. Consequently, their spirits are flagging, and it
shows in the listnessness of the music and it's fear of invention. Compromise
is a dirty, convenient lie. They have been vampires feasting upon our blood
for the privlege of mediocrity. Vandals siphoning the notes from our flutes
which we heretofore could not even own. I despise them for how thoroughly
they've raped our culture for money, and presented nothing but empty tunes
you could get from whistling though a can. Anything adventurous and full
of life is stifled at the gate as if it were a girl-child born to a culture
of men-worshippers. Her fight is all of our fight. I believe she shall be
victorious, for I must believe that it is not the will of the Father that
the pipers continue being bullied from their service and their joy.
The fear of not living right, or not living healthily, or not living according
to the laws of God - still translates into the fear of living. To live too
cautiously is to die slowly.
Leaders learn to lead by leading themselves, and not being afraid to stand
alone. For leaders do not really set out to lead other - they set out to
lead their own lives, and others notice this courage and follow not the
leader, but the example.
The attraction / repulsion dynamic shall always be allure for those who
have not yet made peace with themselves. As long as we hold strong self-judgements,
we'll be attracted to those who mirror for us the verdict of self - that
we are more desirable in certain things and less so in others. We shall
embrace in them what we've allowed of ourselves, and be critical of what
in them reflects our own lack of healing. We are fractured because we believe
we are, and are encouraged to believe from a culture that greatly profits
from our own doubts. In fact, quite a few people are getting paid by our
lack of self-acceptance, and an industry built on fractions will but of
course encourage further fractionalization. You are being every day cut
into smaller and smaller bite-sized portions so that as many feed from your
grace as possible. You will also always be repulsed by those who feed from