Reality contains illness, disability, recuperation, hostility, doubt, anxiety, joylessness, sorrow, and despair for ourselves and others. We eventually let ourselves down here or there. The sensitive among us can find this truth challenging to maneuver. Emotions might be at first distant, or limited in number. We sensitives are a vibrant lot, and we have our ideals. When things don't match up to our internal individual moral code, we can feel beside ourselves with fury or a sense of injustice. Sometimes that means cutting or self-mutilation. Sometimes that means suicide attempts or suicidal ideation. We might berate ourselves with critique or assess each minuscule angle of our being in the world. It's chaotic, extreme, and theatrical. It's real for us.
Some of my favorite people are those who espouse a sense of grit with life. The thing is, that kind of personality trait develops only with practice. We have to go through bad stuff to get to the good side sometimes. It's cliche, sure. And it's true. Good and bad are not these linear things that anyone knows with certainty. We must choose a direction if we want to get anywhere because a trip in every direction keeps us stationary. With that knowledge comes an understanding that we will sometimes need to patch or remedy our own sense of purpose. We will meet bad people and bad things may happen to us, and we can still be the people we want to be in the world. We just might need to ask for and receive help from sources we don't completely understand. Spiritually, we must eventually seek something because that's just how deep humans develop in life. It's how we're made.
We are amazing. Inside and out, we are able to exude love and joy. At the same time, we must discern right from wrong, good from bad, whole from hole. Whoever we are, wherever we are, we have our own set of values by which we practice life. Whether we know and assert these values... well, that depends on a lot of different factors.
How many and what kinds of mistakes have we made? Were we able to get up from them, or did we stay down for a long time? Do we know the risk factors for our own frustration and aggression? Did we receive guidance as children? Do we receive it now? Are we able to process guidance, if it is offered? Do we sometimes meander through boundaries on whims? Does our intuition guide us to do certain things? When intuition guides us, what do we do? follow? ignore?
The thing about introspection and emotion and clarity is that we still live in this world, and the world has a lot of bad things that are possible in it. There's a lot of good that's possible, too, but our minds tend to route toward negativity until we set down a set of principles. That's where the spirituality and moral code stuff comes in. Just like ninjas, we're agile and flexible when we set our lives in tune with purpose.
Even as life may seem unmanageable or beyond our personal capacities, may we choose balance and the prosperity of peace.
Who am I . What do I want . With whom do I want to do it
Where is it . How do I get there . When will I get there . Why should I bother
What is the best thing to do . What serves the greatest good . How can I be the best version of life today
Who are we . For what do we stand . Do we acquiesce . Which questions do we ask or answer
What do we believe without question
How do we figure out our limitations
Do we practice
in balance with
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