Re: << lovingpurelove >> Re: Higher Awareness: (IJ) #8 - 348 - Beware of duty
- Well, I'm afraid I still disagree with your explanation below.Even if we are not truly giving and doing whole-heartedly, then ifthere is truly a duty involved, then that takes precedence overwhat one may wish (or not wish) to do. If someone else isentitled to expect something, then that right of theirs (humanrights) takes precedence. The (human) rights of one takeprecedence over just the wishes of others.There can be a gift to the world even if something is donereluctantly. Furthermore, if it is a duty, and somethingworthwhile greater than yourself comes from it, then in time youdo come to see that, and therefore become happy to do it.
--- On Mon, 1/3/10, Ash <mhc4sure@...> wrote:
From: Ash <mhc4sure@...>
Subject: << lovingpurelove >> Re: Higher Awareness: (IJ) #8 - 348 - Beware of duty
Received: Monday, 1 March, 2010, 12:39 AM
I would ask that you re-read that piece, especially the extended second quote, as it is speaking on the mind-set, one's attitude, that can govern with our actions. In truth if we have any form of hesitation or, let's say, we are attempting to convince ourselves that this "must" be done then we are truly not giving and doing wholeheartedly. There is a reservance and, hence, there is no gift which comes from our action to the world. It is also about balance. Looking within ourselves and knowing that in being true to ourselves that, in turn, is being true to the world and vice versa. Then we are going from a place of love, compassion and understanding. As we do that our highest "duty" becomes more and more manifest. Blessings, Shay'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'The Universal Heart Center
we will just have to agree to disagree Ken. I have lived a good portion of my life attempting to do what was expected of me or giving to someone else what they were expecting to receive or have done; and that has never ever, in the long run, done anything but diminish that the recipient and the giver. We are all indoctrinated, to one degree or another from birth about, "honor, duty, give until it hurts, this is expected of you" and by and large look at how the world has resulted from those mindsets. There is always the other side of the coin with what is said to be duty. Be true to yourself first and you will find yourself being true to others because it all starts inside first. The measure you meet out to one self is the measure that is given out to others. I do respect your opinion and where you speak from. Namaste'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'The Universal Heart Center