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So what is this going to be? A little bit of everything I think. Maybe that's it. What I'm thinking. What I'm believing. I hope what I'm knowing. And why would anyone care what I think I know? There's no reason in the world that you should. But then why are you here? Cuz you have to be somewhere I suppose. I've never been here before. I may not be back. I might get too busy to care; time is short. That's fine. Nobody can deal with it all at once. There is a lot to deal with.

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I try not to take myself too seriously, but I know I have far too much. So I'm trying to learn how to laugh again, as I had forgotted for a while there. Also I'm relearning to enjoy life; you know, like when we were kids. The biggest challenge ahead is learning how to love God with all my heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. This one is not really that hard when you know the truth. But along with it comes learning to love others as I love myself, and that one is, as they say, "a horse of a whole different color." I think I need to learn to love myself a little more, but the problem may be that I know all these facts about me. Sometimes the facts are simply wrong or they are just stuck in the past. I'm trying to get my facts to line up with the truth. As someone once asked a great man, "what is truth?" If he had only known.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Your Own Selfish Pig

Doing good is not about being nice. You can do nice things all day long for many people, but it may be nothing more than just another vain attempt at making yourself happy. More food for your own ego.
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This world was designed so that people would need each other; a place where people could work together. And not just a place where you can "play nice" with each other. This world is meant to give you the opportunity to escape the confines of your own self. A chance to grow.
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When you help those who show gratitude, or you lend a hand to those who are on your side, well then you are still within the realms of your own ego and self. Try instead, to help someone you don't want to help. Those you don't agree with politically or socially or even spiritually. Help them and learn to want to help them simply because they are "fellow travellers" on this planet. Some would say because "this is the right thing to do." But that attitude sometimes just takes us back to feeling good about ourselves. Ego again. Just learn to love someone other than your own selfish pig. It certainly takes time, but at some point you may actually become free of yourself.
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~ thoughts on a philosophy.
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4 Comments:

Blogger S. Scott Craft said...

It's pretty hard to stop feeding that pig. Anyhow, Happy Thanksgiving.

16/11/07 1:21 AM  
Blogger Clay Feet said...

Just thought I'd pass along a reference. There is a old book published that was called "Try Giving Yourself Away". I would like to get my hands on a copy because it is very good but not really religious. I saw it in a cabinet shop waiting room and then checked it out from a library and read it. It is similar to the thoughts you have here.

16/11/07 4:30 PM  
Blogger rachman said...

Hey Scott, thanks for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

17/11/07 9:53 PM  
Blogger rachman said...

Hi C.F. That title rings a bell, but I don't think I've ever read it. I'll look it up at the library as you suggest.

Happy Thanksgiving!

17/11/07 9:56 PM  

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