reply to post by obnoxiouschick
I was up above it
Now I'm down in it
I was up above it
Now I'm down in it
I used to be so big and strong
I used to know my right from wrong
I used to never be afraid
I used to be somebody
I'll cross my heart and hope to die.
But the needle's already in my eye.
And all the world's weight is on my back
And I don't even know why.
What I used to think was me
Is just a faded memory.
I looked her right in the eye
And said "goodbye."
And I'm still walking away, dying to that alter ego who is now contrary to my true nature, which is the eternal soul.
The epic battle between temporal flesh and infinite spirit rages on.
As far as humility, it seems that we each have a slightly different take on what that encompasses?
To me, humility is putting others before yourself and more specifically, conceding to someone even though you know that they will see it as weakness,
rather than strength.
To me, it is also what it takes to love your enemies and those that hate you.
To do good no matter what--even when you'd rather just say "kiss my ass" and especially when your effort to do good gets thrown back at you in
To me, humility is loving your neighbor when they act especially unloveable.
And I think that God gives us an "A" for effort, in this regard, so to speak.
Having said that, I do not believe that we should, nor does God expect us to, simply be the world's doormat.
Humility is one thing, but being a gutless pansy-ass is quite another.
To me, humility takes backbone and great resolve.
Humility takes big, brass balls and epic strength in character, and that ain't no jive.
I've mellowed out considerably over the years, but I was a very rebellious X-Generation product-- anti-establishment, anti-pop culture, etc. If
there was a way around me having to do something just because someone said I had to, I was leather-bent on finding my way around it.
An indomitable spirit is a good and desirable thing, as long as the spirit behind it is striving towards things that will be a blessing to mankind,
versus things that will ultimately end up being a curse.
Personally, I don't believe what I define as humbleness has anything to do with vaccinations, flouride or Monsanto.
These are examples of when it's appropriate to rise up against something infringing on your basic rights as a human being. Even God respects our
free will to make our own choices for ourselves, yet mankind simply tries to dominate each other.
So, IMHO, all those "kiss my ass"es that we've bit our tongue and saved up for another day---- those examples would be that day.
Thus I think vaccinations should be our choice. So, depending on what state you live in, use the opt-out forms. I did that for certain vaccinations
that are useless.
Not much you can do about fluoridated water, unless you have well water. Even though we actually do have well-water, I still buy bottled and gallons
of spring water for our drinking water. I've always bought spring water for our drinking water, even before we moved out here & started using well
I'd also like to go to the market and not have to decipher which produce was altered by Monsanto. That is a total pain in my ass and makes my
shopping take 3 times as long because I feel like I'm gonna kill my kid if I don't read and inspect every ingredient label because I'm a total
freak like that. But I still buy mac & cheese. Not even the organic kind. Our bodies are much more resilient than we realize & I've come to strive
for balance versus perfection.
The pendulum has been swinging towards the immoral, materialistic, greedy, self serving individuals since Eve decided to get her snack-on from the
And like having a baby, it will get worse, the pain more intense, the waves of shock closer together, then just when you think that you can absolutely
not take anything else or you will surely die right there on the spot...and death is actually beginning to look like a pretty desirable
alternative....that very moment topples over into an oasis of ultimate release and indescribable joy. A feeling of wholeness, accomplishment and
relief all at the same time.
We have much to look forward to, but we still have the darkest to work through before we get to the dawn.
Vaya Con Dios, my Sister