The Devil whispers to the warrior "You cannot withstand the storm",
the warrior replies, "I am the storm!" - Unknown
Self empowerment is the key to success and happiness, growth and progression. To label ourselves anything other than powerful, capable, intelligent
and able is to sell ourselves short. To follow any ideology that requires placing other ideas or other people as something out of reach for ourselves,
is a disservice to ones self as we are all capable of infinitely more than we realize, whether as an individual in our own efforts, or as a society in
an effort to expand humanity as a whole.
I've never believed "God" to be some form of magic, or fairy-tale. I am personally a Deist, believing that "Godhood" is an eventuality, an
evolutionary concept, our path of progression. I believe God to be a master of sorts - A master of physics, an intellect, an ambitious and curious
scientist whom has developed a cognitive level not yet achievable by us humans, not in this form or life. The experiences in this life, and beyond
this physical realm we are currently in are all relevant to this path.
Regardless of my personal beliefs - I hardly understand the paths I see others take. It's not that I inherently believe my own path to be some form of
truth that others should be held accountable to or need to follow, but rather than the paths I see others take do not seem to be fulfilling to them.
They do not seem happy, successful, they do not seem empowered, they do not seem to realize that they have power within them. Whether Gods exist or
not, we are all the same species, we all have certain talents and whether they come from a universe, a god, or are simply acquired or learned over a
life-time, we all have a way we can impact things. We can create change, we can impact the lives of other people, we can aim and achieve so many
I see it as unfortunate when I discuss such things with others that deem themselves " left hand " or " right hand " path followers. Too many on the
right hand path mistake themselves to be worth less than they are, and only believe that a God could ever make them worth anything. Conversely, too
many on the left hand path seem to deem us as carnal animals that can only give into vices, that selfishness, greed, pride are all things to enshrine
and worship and accept as a part of our human condition.
Personally, I deny both thought processes. I do not care to worship a God that deems me as worthless without his "good grace" and I also do not care
to follow a path of selfishness, a path that seems to assert "self mastery" while at the same time unable to achieve enough maturity and
responsibility to overcome mind-sets that are destructive both to ones-self, and to others.
This is what brought me to "centrist" - I do not define it as one specific thing, it is more a denial of both the left hand, and right hand paths as I
do not see either as being constructive and progressive.
Thank you for reading.
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