The following Bright Beautiful School of Thought saying shares a very healthful perspective:
“If there is a Heaven, a ‘key to the universe’, even a sixth sense, they are rooted in True Honesty, promoting of True Happiness and True Freedom, but most importantly nothing to hide behind. It is a glimpse of a so-to-speak existence where there is no time, no space, no distance…all is known, and once again, nothing to hide behind.”
What can we do with this bit of knowledge? Is it the right thing for the right selfless sake? How honest do we want to be with ourselves? This can be tough stuff. From this perspective, does much of what we so often think is SO important in our daily lives really look so important? Maybe there are LOTS of things that are so much MORE important. We can healthfully learn to witness this truth – the silly things that we often act like, think are so important, may not ‘hold a candle’ to the genuinely substantive things that are truly of immeasurable importance. This is a bright beautiful thing, e.g., to witness the truth as such: Being genuinely in a splendidly healthful spirit of True Appreciation – gratitude for each breath, each moment and all of the innumerable blessings and miracles that we SO often blindly take for granted. These notions are quite congruent with honestly/mindfully seeking to avoid hiding from the truth.
What are the things that each of us as individuals tend to hide behind? Again, how honest are we willing to be? How happy do we want to be – how much can we handle? Do we want to acknowledge that we ARE hiding – do we want to face the things we hide behind? This outlook is quite consistent with the true and healthful view that we human beings are NOT so much separate/separated as we commonly think.
Now with the COVID-19 crisis, we are facing a dilemma that can at times force us to look within ourselves in fashions which are quite new to us. How good or uncomfortable does it make each of us feel, to look deeply within – to work toward deep objective insight (again, True Honesty): This being maybe more obvious when we face what most certainly is an existential crisis.
In this turning point, we have the choice of making the world a better place, or to tear it down. Often people/societies have come together and set forth their finest effort when facing such huge disconcerting problems. It is the right thing for the right selfless sake – doing more and more and more good, with less and less and less need for selfish recognition: Wouldn’t the world be a much better place the more and more we work to do the right thing for the right sake, e.g., selflessly? Is it a significant aspect of taking True Responsibility for our own health and well being? Isn’t this in the splendid and honest spirit of living IN appreciation/gratitude? There likely isn’t anything more important. – Dr. Glen Hepker
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