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Posted on October 18, 2023 by James Simmons

We are here with this earth to understand acceptance. Acceptance of precisely what life can throw at us, the nice and the bad. One still must just work at right livelihood and fight for truth and justice, but there will always remain a lot of things we simply haven't any control over, and we should figure out how to accept this. We've no other choice but acceptance if you want to progress. Acceptance results in forgiveness that leads to progression, nonetheless it is never easy. So how exactly does one accept the continued support and popularity of war criminals masquerading as leaders or child molesters.

To embrace acceptance would be to become objective...about everything in this life and with this planet. By becoming objective we're able to disconnect from most of the attachments that bind us to servitude. In the best scheme of things our lifelong tribulations are insignificant. We have been here this type of small amount of time, and for many of us, our influence and capability to change anything for the higher is bound or remote.

The path of least resistance for some unwary souls is usually to be swept up in the obligations regarding cycles of birth, family, children, and the roles we have been taught or forced to assume. In this mode the freedom of disconnection alludes us. Nonetheless it is through the gradual disconnection to your worldly attachments which allows us to understand how trivial jealousy, deceit, anger and acquisition come in relation to the picture as a whole of existence which extends well beyond our occluded perceptions. True freedom comes when one is free from these distracting imperfections and will find forgiveness towards anyone who has wittingly or not caused us harm or pain.

The most challenging part would be to forgive yourself, but this becomes available as soon as you realize that the majority of the wrong decisions made, and hurts caused to others, were created from the immature vantage point you're in at that time. You didn't have the various tools or perspective at this point you have to recognize that bad things eventually good people, that everything you could have thought was important and worth the shortcuts, was actually only a blind alley of glitter or delusion. When you can reach this degree of awareness, to note that past decisions and actions were created by a less complete and understanding self, you'll then have the ability to find compassion and finally forgiveness of yourself for the harm you caused to yourself also to others because of your shortcomings.

Nobody said it had been easy. This is why, in my own view, a lot of people continue steadily to go round and round within their mental prisons, some eventually spiraling downwards, most doomed to instant replay, and just a few who discover the doorway resulting in salvation. Is deliverance open to everyone? I have no idea, actually, I doubt it. So many with besmirched and sullied egos will soon follow their ill conceived prejudices to the grave. Or simply most of us have epiphanies at once or another in fact it is around us whether this brief unanticipated opening into other domains ought to be acknowledged and pursued, or just dismissed as a momentary slip of the gears as in a dream.

One thing that can't be dismissed or ignored may be the reality of life, death, corruption and beauty. Also intelligence, since it is apparent that faculty, most importantly, has allowed our species the opportunity to comprehend these very notions, and through freewill, elect to manipulate them for better or worse. Most social manipulation via political, monarchal or religious constitution, served some evolutionary purpose but ultimately failed, because no man or demigod can impart spiritual epiphanies on another. Every individual soul must bother making a choice to see or never to see. On a collective scale, ultimately any Emperor in virtually any guise is observed to possess no clothes, actually never did, and becomes exposed.

We find ourselves at the moment, in this hyped electro-techno modern world, either intellectually adrift from the old paradigm of institutional oppression and its own attendant restraints and excesses, surviving in our very own delusions, or blindly and fanatically grasping its slimy tentacles as evidenced in the Muslim world. Neither is sustainable, and much more likely than not, to clash inducing further misery. Attachment to any belief, even though it is a non belief, is sowing the seeds of eventual self-destruction. Only through disconnection from externally imposed belief or self-seeking illusion, and by acceptance and the fostering of forgiveness, can hopefully to get redemption. Furthermore, this enlightenment can only just be realized on a person basis. The only real exception where group fervor is benign is in the unfettered praise of the gift of life through gratitude and thanksgiving, as evidenced by the enhanced aura of such gatherings. The very best we are able to do towards the edification of grace nowadays would be to help others by encouraging them to check out their very own insights, to impartially lend a genuinely helping submit practical and useful areas, or even to communicate love through art and beauty if we have been so gifted.

Sadly, scientific tests reveal that in the marketing world at the very least, only 2 percent of any given population can think for itself. The rest of the overwhelming majority can only just act when persuaded or cajoled by an external entity, which often means political, religious or commercial coercion. Not to mention, foolishly allowing this majority to lend control of our lives to these interest groups has led to our collective consciousness being entangled in just one more fine mess. The very best we can expect now, as thinking individuals, is usually to be adept and agile enough to put ourselves as advantageously once we can, in circumstance and place, without sacrificing our hard gained spiritual insights to expediency especially at the trouble of others. We should continue steadily to disconnect while at exactly the same time investing in quest for right livelihood, which often means sharing the very best of what's in us, no easy feat. Writing this short article is my humble try to then add clarity to the constant clamor of current unconscionable self-aggrandizement, and the inevitable pervading disillusionment which will soon be swirling all around us.