reply to post by NovusOrdoMundi
Yes, I struggled w/ the very same question. What is the point? And you are right to say that in this lifetime, we will not escape these selfish ppl.
The truth is, it became overwhelmingly obvious to me that this life is not it. I am not a heaven/hell believer in the traditional sense, but our
energy goes somewhere.
Ok, we are reactional beings in this life. It is the skin that binds into this experience of action and reaction. It is up to us to quit blaming
others for our predicaments and learn how to react WITH REASON to any given situation. The selfish serve their purpose to cultivate and weed out the
truly selfish from those who choose to start taking control of their life.
Basically, we know we can't control the actions of others, but we can control how we respond. Learning how to control yourself is the key to... uh,
. Well, I don't know even close to everything, I just make observations to try and figure out the bigger picture.
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed w/ grief for the TRULY oppressed and the anger for those who are oppressing either through pure selfishness or
ignorance. But somewhere, just when that question of "what is the point" starts to rear its ugly head, deep down inside I FEEL this light and I just
know that I am here to observe how I react to these things going on around me and learn to react intelligently rather than blindly.
Why? and What is next? I don't know and I don't know. I suppose that I will know in time. Laugh at what makes you angry (sorry, there is nothing
wrong w/ making fun of those who choose to remain in their blind state of being), Cry for those who are TRULY oppressed (the children and those that
have stood up against the evil and are being held captive by it), and be Angry at those who oppress through selfishness, hatred, and ignorance.
This is a path and where it leads, we don't know (anyone who claims to know definitively, I avoid and/or laugh at their arrogance). We are here RIGHT
NOW for observational and learning purposes and this is ALL we can know to be true at this point; but that at least tells me that we are here for a
purpose (we all have to have a hope that keeps us reaching).
Just remember, my answer is not your answer and your answer is not someone else's answer.
[edit on 27-7-2008 by justamomma]