Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fulfilment with love (to ourself and others)

Fulfilment without harm has a bonus in that it also allows us to assert that we should also refuse harm to ourselves (not just to not harm others). However, fulfilment with love is more active in the sense that we actively love (i.e. grow, cherish, help), rather than just not harm, others. This is also a positive. But does fulfilment with love have the assertion to not tolerate harm to ourselves?

Yes, if you include ’self-love’ in fulfilment with love, and we should. So if you read fulfilment with love, as fulfilment with love to others and yourself (meaning that you do not harm others and do not allow others to harm you, because you love others and yourself) then that would work. But would that necessitate that you love yourself more than others?

No, you can love others as much as you love yourself, but not more. This means you would not harm others, as you love them, but also that you would not allow harm to yourself, even if this means resisting the harm from others (you don’t hit back, but you do restrain their efforts to hit you; you don’t attack back, but you do negate their attacks on you). More than not harming others and yourself though, or allowing harm to yourself or others (note that this aspect means you should intervene in a non-harmful way to protect others from harm, which requires a lot of courage), you also love them, so you help them, cherish them, grow them. (Note, it follows from all this that you do need to love yourself first, though not more, in order to love others.)

Obviously all this is relating to all this: The Common Purpose Manifesto


Sunday, February 26, 2017

These are my mantras

I'm not sure why I'm sharing these.

They feel more personal than anything else I ever have. But maybe there's some reason to. I constantly review them.

We are 
All children of life (be it, see it).
I am
True (to life, to love, to myself, to others).
Strong (thru humility, integrity, and love).
Real (me, authentic, loving, good).
Whole (child-self adult-mind parent-able).
One (align’ with life, harmonious, natural).
Healthy (moderate, calm, trim 75kg).
Credible (considered & committed).
I believe (love & trust) 
In life (serve life, study life, live).
In myself (grow without harm).
In others (grow them).
In beauty (protect & grow it).
I will
Serve life (trust life, survive and thrive, live).
Contribute my best to life (grow all).
Do with love what feels right (in sync).
Lead, influence, or let go (never worry).
Say, what's needed & why (inform clearly)


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Who should lead?

Who has the most blood in the game? Who's putting the most on the line? Who stands to lose the most? The most committed, because they have the most in the game and the most to lose, should lead. Not the bossiest, not the loudest, but the most committed with the most on the line. They will make the right decisions and see the task through.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Lord's Prayer

"Heavenly Father, hallowed be your name", Y aH WeH who is Life. (We are here to live, and to love Life and all his children.)
"Your Kingdom come." (The Kingdom of Love).
"Your will be done." (That we all love each other.)
"On Earth as it is in Heaven." (In Heaven love rules, as it can on Earth.)

"Give us our daily bread." (The bread of life that we need daily - it is Life, it is God, the flesh of Jesus.)
"Forgive us our debts." (Our sins, our wrongs, any harm we do.)
"As we forgive our debtors." (Those who have sinned, wronged, harmed us.)
"And lead us not into temptation." (Acts that may cause us to harm ourselves or others like casual sex, harmful drugs and drinking.)
"But deliver us from harm." (Anything that harms us.)

God is Life. His Kingdom is Love. We are all his children and should love one another. The Holy Spirit is the Truth that we should all love each other which is what Jesus wanted us to remember by keeping this very simple principle simple. He didn't want all the details to be written down and argued over. He wanted the simple principle of loving Life (God) and each other to be easily remembered so they could be ('easily') followed.

Just a thought.