Duel

April 29, 2017

There are two kinds of belief systems.

One which aims to benefit the individual
and another which aims to benefit the collective.

The former praises the love of self
while the latter the abnegation of self.

The former praises authenticity
while the latter the art of pretend.

The former brings true happiness
while the latter how to feign it.

The former brings about spiritual diversity
while the latter seeks to restrain it.

The former seeks to grant you agency
while the latter seeks to strip you from it.

The former rewards the living
while the latter claims to reward the dead.

The former speeds your step
while the latter teaches you to tread with fear.

The former gives you tools
while the latter aims to make you a tool.

The former welcomes all
while the latter only those that fall in line.

The former dismisses none
while the latter teaches whom to shun.

The former helps you profit
while the latter profits from you.

The former builds you up
while the latter raises its own temples.

The former helps you see
while the latter fuels your imagination.

The former praises your senses
while the latter how to dull them.

The former shows you how to overcome your challenges
while the latter how to become comfortable with them.

The former sees suffering as a bad thing
while the latter sees suffering as a blessing.

The former believes in celebrating life
while the latter celebrates its martyrs.

The former praises originality
while the latter praises conformity.

Be one, or the other.
Be hot, or cold.
Be in, or out.
Be here, or there.
Be or don’t be!

But don’t be like most.
Most are as Luke said.
Most are ambiguous.
Most are confused.
Most are disingenuous.
Most are lost.
Most are unsure.
Most are hypocritical.
Most are useless.
Useless to themselves.
And useless to the collective.

Pick your path.
And be honest.

I pick the former for I believe a forest is most beautiful when each tree does its best.
Does its best to grow.
Does its best to strive.
Does its best to be.
Only then will it bear good fruits.
Only then will it render its own perfections.
Only then will it be as beautiful as it can be.
Only then will the collective be a true manifestation of the bounteous beauty that is the human spirit and the forest will be truly a marvel.

If you long to be an ant in an ant colony, serving at the behest of a single queen, then pick the latter and embrace your submission with pride and with honesty.

We will be outside admiring your creations from afar. All we ask is that you let us be and learn to appreciate what we have to offer, also.

And while we know we will never be welcome there as we are, rest assured you will always be welcome here as you truly are.

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Communist

April 28, 2017

How cruel that communists put human virtue up for sale so that the greatest achievements of the human heart, soul and mind could only atrophy in due time. And how foul those humans that gladly threw their virtues away, in exchange for the right to feel generous without the inconvenience of being so.

Cell

April 28, 2017

Attempting to convince a government worker of the ills she helps perpetuate is like attempting to compell a cell in a body to abandon its calling. Beware of the institutions you create. They will inevitably grow a life of their own. So remember, that no matter the monster that roams freely laying waste to the planet, every organ, cell and bacteria within it, will serve it with unconditional love.
(From the Fractal Order by HC Mehdi)

Speech

April 27, 2017

One fool after another expounding their idiotic ideas in the most intellectual manner may not make them meriting of attention. But let them speak and ask them questions. If you’re right, you’ll find them falling into the chasm of their own arguments. And if you’re wrong don’t fail to stand corrected, otherwise it is you that is the fool!

Invention

April 24, 2017

If your desire to innovate is driven only by your desire to compete, your inventions will likely only increase dissatisfaction in others. Aim instead, to improve the life of those around you and then you might truly make something of worth.

Thespian

April 23, 2017

It should come to us as no surprise that at a time when the most venerated among us, are thespians, that we should find among us a people unable to be authentic, even with themselves.

Spell

April 20, 2017

Learn to long for things with detachment and you might cast a manifestation spell.

Law

April 13, 2017

If the rule of law only applies to those at the very bottom, then inevitably, over time, only those most unlawful among you will rise to places of power and you will be ruled by criminals.

Evil

April 12, 2017

The evil that is upon us is so dark and void that even the devil is fleeing. Beware of those twisting darkness and calling it light. Twisting ugliness and calling it beauty. This foe is not of the natural order but of man’s own perverse making. Beware and be attentive, lest you be ensnared by its inescapable clutches.

Religion

April 10, 2017

Religion is like a sedative. You might find it comforting, even useful, but you will spend your entire life missing the point entirely. Religion is to spirituality, as medicine is to health.