Sunday, September 18, 2005

A passing thought!!

Whether we like or not, wherever we are in life, is all because of accumulated decisions we made through our daily lives. Taking full responsibility of where we have reached in life could be a discomforting thought for many of us. We always find such a relief in blaming people or circumstances around us when we screw up.

We make millions of decisions a day without noticing. I wake up in the morning, go to work, flip out on people and let things get to me, not because I had to, but because unconsciously I chose to. If someone offended me, I would probably choose to generate feelings of dislike and hatred towards that person, because that’s the way I always handled previous offenses. A lot of our reactions are a result of conditioned reflexes of familiar situations; that’s the way we handled the situation before, and any similar event will trigger the same behavior.

If we bring the choices we make to our awareness, step back for a moment and analyze their benefits and damages, we will master controlling situations and circumstances instead of them controlling us.

I am not saying here that we should not reveal our attitudes, we are human beings after all, and we should give ourselves the right to burst out, crack up, be silly, and to screw up sometimes. However, we need to be prepared to take the consequences of communicating these feelings, and direct and focus them toward our self-empowerment. Finally, we have to always remember that its only us who can pick ourselves up and direct it to the destination we want to reach in life.

1 Comments:

At 5:10 PM, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

Consider:
The missing element in every human 'solution' is
an accurate definition of the creature.

The way we define 'human' determines our view
of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and
future. Important? Only the Creator who made us
in His own image is qualified to define us accurately.

Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
ence intent on the development of perceptive
awareness and the following acts of decision and
choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
making process and include the cognition of self,
the utility of experience, the development of value-
measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
ation of civilization.

The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
creative process, is a choice-making process. His
articles, constructs, and commodities, however
marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
highest expression of the creative process.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
singular and plural brow.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
universe.

Let us proclaim it. Behold!
The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM

 

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