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Tears – Blog No. 6

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Any religious practice or philosophy that discredits the power, the potency, indeed the necessity of tears, is one that makes me not only suspicious, but downright skeptical. When your religion teaches you that tears are a weakness, an indulgence – or even an attention-seeking activity – your need to question the integrity of that religion intensifies exponentially. If you are so highly spiritually evolved that you find no value in the physical expression of sadness then I would have to say your years of spiritual training leave me disappointed and more than a little distressed that there are so few people with a true understanding of pure compassion.

It does not matter who you are – your job on this planet is to raise mankind to the heights they are capable of achieving. NOT simply glorifying yourself and leaving the rest of mankind to ‘save themselves’. If you attain your nirvana, your zenith, you are obliged – in order to demonstrate gratitude for your attainment – to use every piece of knowledge, wisdom and awareness that you have gained in your life to assist others. If you do not – will not – do that, then you have failed at life, by and large, no matter what rung of the ladder you think you are on. The ‘elevation’ of oneself is essential in part, naturally, but the bigger picture is the ‘lifting up’ of every single person, too. And everyone means everyone. This means judgementalism serves no purpose other than indicating your own particular frailties as a human being and your selfish determination to be part of an ‘elite’ group that stands head and shoulders above the multitude of others. That is not acceptable.

We would not have evolved to 2015 with tear ducts and emotions as intense as they are for many people if they did not serve an urgent purpose. If you cannot cry – you cannot claim to feel authentically the plight of this planet and that in itself is cause for my greatest concern. We need to share the sad load. Where do you think the daily agonies and sufferings of the millions of animals – and people – go? Into some giant incinerator somewhere in the sky? They don’t. That pain is a living energy – a force in motion – and for those who think tears are a waste of time, think again. You are not wise if you relegate to ‘another’ that pain by avoidance or the conviction that tears are pointless if you truly understand ‘God’. They are not. That tends towards self-righteousness and self-righteousness is dangerous – inadvisable – for any person wishing a life of consequence.

Tears are an instant stress-release.  That is a good thing.  An essential in the restoration of balance. They are proof, too, that there are a few people on this planet who do care enough for the wonder of ALL life to cry for the demise of every sentient being. And that – in itself – is a wonderful thing.  A reason for hope.

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Sharing – Blog No. 11

shareIt does not matter what it is that you have to share, as long as you do share it.  If the problem is that you do not know what you have to share, then yours is a steep climb to the plateau of productivity.  It is through sharing – and sharing alone – that any single human being is going to reach their full potential, their nirvana.  If you imagined that you had reached nirvana already – or your zenith, if you like – then you can concede that you were quite possibly mistaken.  There is a way to go yet before anyone gets anywhere.

Sharing your experiences is helpful.  Sharing your perceptions is optional.  Sharing your cynicism is unwelcome and sharing your destructive criticism is pointless to you in the long run.  It slaps you on the back of the head on its return journey.  There is always something to share.  A smile.  A truth.  The last Rolo.  A private joke.  The list is endless.  You do not need money to share your wealth.

Appreciate sharing.  Both the giving and receiving.  Sharing takes time.  Time in this world is a gift.  Feel free to give of yourself as often as you can manage without depleting your reserves or exhausting your resources.  There is no point in that.  If you are no good to yourself then you are not much good for anyone else.  You must have others with whom to share (sharing with yourself is not quite as useful), so ensure that you are good to both yourself and the others you come across.  You need their input.

If you did not learn to share as a child, perhaps now is the right time to teach yourself how it is done.  It is a life-skill you require.

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