Originally posted by Isee1111
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by Isee1111
Let me be even more clear.
There is a fine but very distinct line between holiness, and assholiness, and between a kind heart and a hard heart, and the final result of that
process of distinction leads to either sorrow and despair and hopelessness, or utter joy and a predisposition towards hope and optimism.
The cynic is a loser and loses everything, and the optimist the only active participant in the creative process.
One is dead in the water, the other alive or in a process of transformation of some kind according to the pull of the oughtness of the isness of
In my experience there is a very blurry line between the two extremes you use. People can go from being hard of heart, to hopeful, and back again.
Life isn't about being one thing all the time. Life changes people, throws them for a loop, and changes them again. Life is experience, not the
interpretation of the experience as either good or bad.
I agree with you, but when faced with the dilemma you just chose life, congrats.
I guess what I'm saying is that truth and life can only sustain so much unreality and inauthenticity before something has to crack, and it won't be
truth and life, but everything else that is based in ignorance and absurdity.
The time is always coming when our hearts will be measured by life and the standard of love, and we're already always sandwiched in an eternally
unfolding predicament of the truth of life and realty, that's the realization and the recognition, which leads in one of only two directions, on the
one hand towards increasing joy and one's humor restored, or on the other to the hardening of the heart and the death of the human spirit.
That's all I'm talking about is an eventuality in the unfolding of life's twists and turns, outside of which we cannot survive, but reintegrated
within, all things become possible and the spirit of life revivified.
But since we're all deeply connected at the most fundamental level and share the same ground of being and becoming, why would it not come, when it
does, all at once and from nowhere in particular?
Am I saying that there's a nexus of judgement this Christmas? No, it happens every Christmas, and each and every day, but there are always these
threshold points beyond which everything is either true and real and based in reality, or so out of alignment that it simply can no longer be included
or reintegrated, and that is to be lost in eternity, instead of found.
Me I'd be willling to crack and go "insane" to go into sanity, than to be caught dead without the chance of new life and new possibility. This is what
Jesus meant when he said that "he who keeps his life will lose it, but he who willingly loses his life (for the sake of what is right and true ie: for
my sake) will keep it."
edit on 3-12-2012 by NewAgeMan because: edit typo