Monday, May 9, 2011

April '10 Insights

  • I was thinking about trying to wake up in the morning. The part of me that is trying to push myself is me and I am the one who has the power to get up. Actually, the part of me that is telling me to get up is my thoughts. This is an excellent example of my thoughts not being my true existence.
  • How can I find a new extended family of choice? Am I the only one who sees the need?
  • I live as part of a tribe of men who share my values.

Responsibilities Balance Freedom

This is a journal entry from April 10, 2010

I think things will continue to unfold. I have a sense that many of the world's problems come from selfishness and self-centeredness. If you look, evil on the large scale doesn't usually come from wanting to be evil. The greatest evil tends to come from desiring to conquer perceived evil in the world. For Hitler, it was the Jewish people (not evil). For Bin Laden, it was against evil Western civilization (not evil). The greater extreme you go to to rid the world of what you believe is evil, the more evil you will do. That's probably why Jesus said to avoid resisting evil. It's a tough lesson to follow, but crucial for the Kingdom of Heaven (Utopia).

The founding father's envisioned a world of personal freedom. That's absolutely essential, but it cannot be sustained if individuals do not support the whole. If mega-corporations search for every legal loophole to maximize profits, then it's not possible to leave them with less regulation. The founding fathers swore their lives and fortunes to each other in the pursuit of freedom. That common good has less support today. The world appears unbalanced.

This greater good must be fostered, but forcing people to support it would be counter to personal liberty. Servicing the common good needs to be fostered. It needs to be raised up as a guiding principle and as core a value as the pursuit of freedom is. It seems like getting something for nothing is valued in our culture.

  1. Take care of yourself first, otherwise you cannot help others. Do not trust government to take care of you, but be self reliant.
  2. Use your personal freedom to support the greater good, the common good. Help others to grow their good.

It's not appropriate to force people to support the common good. Everyone is at their own stage of growth. A good goal is to encourage enough people to support the common good that we bring the world to a stable place.

Finding Freaky Meaningful Work

This is a portion of a journal entry from April 4, 2010


Spirituality is the basis. It comes first. I seek first the Kingdom. I listen to the silence between my thoughts to connect with the one Power, one Presence and one Intelligence of the universe. This is not one piece of my career strategy. It is the foundation for everything I do.

From intense spiritual awareness, I am free from my thoughts and emotions. I am free to act and be authentically who I am on every level. I am not trapped by fear. I am not trapped by self-criticism. I freely do what I feel called to do.

I feel called to help other people find the same freedom that I want for myself. I believe that in that freedom, people will find their true calling and the world will be in balance. I believe that if enough people will be focused on the good of the whole that the world will find the Peace of God.

None of that requires a specific job or career. I can do all of that regardless of what I do for a living or how I grow my prosperity.

God is the source of my supply. My job is to do what I do best in a way that my preceding priorities are not compromised. That means expressing an avenue of prosperity that allows me to be nude or wear kilts, show my piercings and tattoos, not hide my exhibitionism, be sensual and spiritual, be as much of a freak as I like.

It might be good to reach out to the communities of gays and freaks and other freedom loving people to see how I can support them with my technical skills. If my customers are freaks, I ought to be able to be as much of a freak as I like - and carry the message of God's love in a way that conservative evangelicals could only dream.