Source of Influence

Taking the step through your Fear is something we all must do. Even maintaining that step gets hard. This step is the only thing that is needed. It is only Fear that must be faced. The Ends Justifies the Means!

William Sloan Coffin wrote: "The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love."
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What do you know for sure...?

“Look at everything as though you are seeing for the first time, with the eyes of a child, fresh with wonder.” ~Joseph Cornell

Know for sure. Know for sure. Know for sure. Certain of anything? Aware of your surroundings and all that it means? Are all the thoughts you are having at this moment or any other really True? Have you ever really stopped to think of that? Byron Katey asks this question. My father would ask me "What do you know for sure?". If you know nothing for sure or find your thoughts to be untrue, why do we act upon assumptions?

Day in and out we live. Thinking we will struggle forever. I don't believe this. There are others like me. We are not just dreamers, we are scientists, we are family members, we are communities and religions. To say there is Evil in the world and to think of dismissing anything is only cyclical. When we remove the conditions that give rise to pain we eliminate the pain. Human nature and behavior are what we live within. How we live without is our choice, regardless of what we may see with our own two eyes.

We see that Aesop's Fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant can be incomplete if we are to apply the metaphorical morality to our present world situation. Ants have toiled all winter to survive. It has been a long grueling winter. The grasshoppers are back. Summer is coming. The winter of industry and destruction is ending. Sustainability and Transparency are the tools winter has taught us to use. Through suffering and love we have grown as people. Never to need winter to work for again. The age of enlightenment has arrived.

Love over Fear may sound sappy but its the reality we must wake up to. Being afraid is a direct result from not knowing. Hidden mysterious dark things and people scare us into our shells. We break free when we learn that the darkness holds nothing but empty space, to be filled with our imagination, to be filled with Love. It is simply what is left behind when we learn the truth. All is Well and Good. Simply much is unexplored. Throw caution to the wind. Have Faith. Hope needs not be kindled, It never left us.

This is no religion. The new religion is individuality. The new God does not discriminate. The old God never asked for your service or money. Living an actualized life is all that has ever been required. Change has happened, is happening and will happen. That's one thing I know for sure.

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