19 Sep 2014 · 13:55
There are two schools of thought when it comes to laws. The first – that laws are made to be broken, and the second – that laws were made by man, for man, and as such they must be obeyed. Law-abiding citizens is what the system is after, and it cannot be blamed for that. In a world of seven-odd billion people, what else can hold the masses in check?
Outlaws seem preferable to inlaws in today’s world. Inlaws bring friction, oftentimes, to life. There are too many of them. That is perhaps because marriage has outlived its purpose. This is not bad news. It is good news. It means that there is something valuable in the institution. It has survived itself. Its framework works for many and its infrastructure supports many happy families. This does not mean that marriage is the be-all and end-all, though. It depends on what you believe about unity.
Laws are needed if the world is to make anything worthwhile of its criminals. Everywhere has criminals. This is not out of balance. It gives the laws something to do. The thing about laws, is that the punishments meted out for lawlessness should not only be relevant to the crime committed, they should be serious enough to deter the criminal from ever reoffending. In the first instance, however, lawlessness must be properly defined. It is a broad term. Gayness, for instance, is not lawlessness. Neither is genetic manipulation nor poisoning the environment. It’s a strange world, this.
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07 Mar 2014 · 11:30
Caring is a particularly beautiful human trait. It is a way of being, a mode of conduct. Those who care in this world will find that their days are made great by virtue of their efforts. The days of others are made special because of their efforts, too, and that is important. It is your job as a human being to make a difference to the lives of other sentient beings – you cannot escape that reality.
Failing to care brings with it grave consequence. That of meaninglessness. When you do not care, nothing has meaning, and when nothing in your life has meaning your existence is pointless. Yes – the meaning of life is a vital component in each of our everydays and it makes sense to care about what your life means – to yourself, and to others. You are alive – you are meant to live and you are meant to give that living, meaning.
Care builds powerhouses out of communities. When people care, they pull together. Unity is the cornerstone of progress and since progress – global progress, i.e. a world made better for everyone – is where Earth is headed, care and unity really should be at the top of everyone’s agenda. Those who refuse to care for the well-being of this planet and its inhabitants, its Natural legacy, will find their heads empty and their hearts heavy with dread when the time comes for them to leave this Earth. You do not want to be leaving this Earth with an empty head and a feeling of dread. My suggestion – please give a shit. It might just save what’s left of your lives.
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22 Nov 2013 · 07:50
The drive to go home is a strong pull. Every one of us has a sense of ‘home’. We will spend our entire lives travelling there. It is the wild in you that will direct you to your beginnings. That is why it is important to acknowledge your wild. You will take its direction. It is worth realising that ‘home’ for you is not necessarily ‘home’ for your partner, or others in your immediate family. You can all be travelling, simultaneously, to different places. Home is a resting place. You will feel this, it is a knowing. You know when you get there, when you leave. The place in which you live is not necessarily your ‘home’. It depends on how fully you inhabit it.
Home is where your heart is. Your heart is where your truth is. Where you send your head is where you end up. Every time. Home is a sanctuary. Establish early where your ‘home’ is and map the maze that life builds for you around it. Home will be at core. Source. Like a salmon can find its way miles back upstream to its beginnings, you can find your way back home should you need to. Time and again. For some, ‘home’ is that safe place they have in their heads – where there are sunny beaches, rainbows, fluffy bunnies. For others, ‘home’ is their union with another person. It is quite possible to have a relationship deep enough that it takes you both ‘home’. I suppose in an ideal world that level of devotion would be evident in every relationship.
Home replenishes the soul. The starving soul. And at times every single person on this planet has a starving soul. When you hunger for ‘home’, that is when you know. It is visceral. A calling. And it grows larger the longer you ignore it. In fact, your longing for ‘home’ is metastatic. It starts in your heart, then it begins to overwhelm your reason for being and it conquers your conditioning, the will of the system. You become acutely aware of its impatience gnawing at your insides – at the edges of your mind – and at some point, you must obey its call. It is advisable to explain your call to ‘home’ when it comes, before you act on it. Partners can feel abandoned if you should disappear for a time, on a mission to take yourself ‘home’. Children will miss you whilst you are gone. But partners will get over being left, and children will be happy to be reunited with you when you return, refreshed. Going ‘home’ is cyclical. Roll with it.
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