Ella Wheeler Wilcox 238 words, 8K views, 13 comments
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On Apr 9, 2023Ted wrote :
It is my finite ego that always wants this or that to be other than it is, my ego that draws the line between what I like (and call "good") and dislike (and call "bad"). It may be tempting to call on any authority I see to bless the "good" and curse the "bad", yet if I undertake that "self righteously", further suffering always seems to result.
As a family, society, nation, culture, or even as humanity the majority of us may agree on some things being good or bad, but even those change over time, context, and situation. To me, all of this looks like conditioned patterns, passed down through heredity (IE death=bad), examples (Parents? Heroes?), instruction (scripture?), or karma. Awareness allows seeing beyond those limitation, recognizing (and appreciating!) the larger whole within which they take place (which of course includes us, and our choices) BE-ing the blessing seems like a choice that reduces suffering...