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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Ties of Men- Black Ties & Spotted- 24th August 1991

 AS was the grandmother's rule: "There is a time and place for everything" - which apart from citing appropriate behavior at appropriate times, also means to say that all things have their time and place especial to them.

One maybe put at ease when one truly takes this thought into themselves and considers all desires as being thoroughly achievable. All longings committed with patience come to fruition at the correct time.
Even the wealthiest of men may not spend all of their money at once and therefore cannot realize the amount so written in their name. And would that they did, it being gone, should then amount to nothing in their name - and so goes the law of abundance and requirement.

There are two things that may stand before a man and his desires, namely: impatience and lack of hopeful perseverance. One must always fix their mind on their goals without compromising hope, and set their heart with diligent, purposeful, long-lasting perseverance. For the optimist dwells ever with possibility and enjoys the succulent products which come with ideals. The pessimist thwarts all designs from the outset and is self-fulfilling in attitude, but no more satisfied from the meager rewards.

All mistakes hold promise of rectification. There are specific remedies for all ills, as there are reasonable - quite real - answers to unanswerable questions. For all of the knowledge to be had, there is nothing out of place. One must observe thoughtfully that there are reasons for absolutely everything, even if one hundred mysteries unfold out from an answer first comprehended.

Regardless of our comprehension there is a perfect sequence of notation, with perfect reasoning and Divine wisdom accompanying every detail in daily life. One may come to be secure in this realization. Although we do not move consciously to motivate all functions of our physical constitution, it regardless does take care of us and sacrifices itself to our use, whilst we may choose or choose not to realize it.

So too will the new day arrive, and although the man of deluded ego may attribute the day to his being and not give thankfulness, the workings of Nature in her purity and innocence ignores the vanity of Man and continues the task of replenishment and manifestation.

As cells divide, multiply, graft and circulate, many a motorist and many a cyclist make their way one by one, throughout the land, traveling hither and thither. If one has ever seen those time-lapse sped up films taken with unusual time perspectives, they will have noticed the rush of individuals, who remarkably do not knock each other down in the confusing frames of frenzied specks - each going somewhere. It is this that one may feel instinctively: that the surrounding activity is somewhat overwhelming - and let it be said that in reality it can be!

It is fascinating that each individual who makes up that whole, that crowd, is almost oblivious to the tide of men that move within the city. With fixed consciousness they appear unconcerned and move about, in and out, bent on purpose regardless of the flurry and movement that they are contained in and a part of. To the agoraphobic it is all too apparent.

Similarly, we are unaware of other activities which underlie our existence and affect us so, without. For it is necessary to an individual consciousness to hold the rightful ability to be selective and function thereby. However, so saying there is much which does impinge upon us undeniably, and unless realized one may not afford the necessary changes which may be required based on an informed judgment. The necessity for Spiritual Science may well be received on this basis. The argument being that many a reason which was not formerly recognized and one lived well without, might provide in the knowledge further understandings which offer a good sense of a sound reality, upon which we may provide for changes and newly marked ways.

From the early years a young life becomes self-conscious in the sense of identity and self-conscious in the aspect of apologizing to the world for shortcomings and mishaps. Men are by nature suited to embarrassment, continually making comparisons which usually are valueless. However, as children we ever try to please.

Later in life, whether it be to a god, to a demon or another, we make effort to please; and are also much inhibited by self-conscious assessments, be they correctly founded or in fact irrelevant. There is difficulty in discerning which judgments are worthy and which are too harsh and irrelevant. Gratefulness and appreciation rarely counterbalances the uncomfortable man who does not have the means or the know-how to effect the possible changes, or the patience and humility to be content with those changes, which in a lifetime are impossible.

Bravado is empty-shelled. The attitude of conceit is false conceit and denotes nothing but weakness. One may not fall into conceit when truly grateful. We are incapacitated by our aspects of attitude which falsely equate the outer world with the measure of our self. One may never reconcile the two comfortably. Sympathies lead men to men, labor binds them and mutual celebration of soul enlightens them.

If one comes across a system which provokes harsh judgment and yet offers little reason or reasons, be wary. Delight and joy, inspiration and happiness, laughter and beauty, are all attributed to Divine impulses which we are endowed with, all in all. The path of pain is promulgated by many an unhappy and discontent soul, but has no bearing on actuality or truth. Fear based doctrines, conceit-orientated societies, lack the virility of the truth/humor/compassionate path. And whilst the latter can tolerate the former, the former cannot tolerate the latter. The path of pain, with all of its stern and difficult judgments makes no allowance for the humanity of man. Whilst in reality we are frail and yet born of the very greatest, our pride is the pride of all and our failings are committed to future perfection.

One may offer another a good meal, a wholesome discourse, an encouragement, share enlightenment, and make peace with the self-conscious considerations. If a society of men is chosen, it is best to keep with the company of generous souls, generous in heart and kind to all men. It is the seemingly small considerations which are of the first importance.

Any imposition on a man is a disgrace. One may sternly holdfast and decide for themselves, and learn to be comfortable with all of those who would impose. Judgments are an imposition. One may reason and observe, but one may never dictate, for there is much too much of this already; so much that it continues to be habitual from man to man, century to century and god to man. Good judgments refer inwardly, only.

One need not criticize even criticism. All men seek betterment in one form or another and hold to criticisms because of a weakness in constancy and self-perspective. Those who are inwardly firm of a truthful opinion are carefree and not concerned with the contrasts before them. Criticism of itself is as a beginning to the formation of discernment, however opinions which are self-indulgent turn upon themselves offering little truth. Criticism pains the heart and works like a worm at the core, but as being mistaken for good discernment is adopted in attitude by even the most loving. However, it can be dispelled when the truth of any matter is made apparent. For in knowledge is true love and compassion, rather than fearful rebuke.

May we come to know ourselves truly and rejoice that we might come also to know our brother, and embrace.


Rudolf Steiner:
That is what you need — enthusiasm in the experience of truth. This enthusiasm is an absolute sine qua non: you cannot get on without it. For years it has been so terribly painful to me, the way the members of the anthroposophical movement stand there as if they were rooted to the spot — and the young too, almost as much as the old. But now consider what it means, That they can stand there so impassively. Look at Nietzsche! What a different sort of fellow he was — even if he did get ill from it! He made his Zarathustra become a dancer. Can't you become dancers — in the sense Nietzsche meant it? Why, you should be leading lives of joy — deep inner joy in the truth! There is nothing in the world more delightful, nothing more fascinating, than the experience of truth. There you have an esotericism that is far more genuine, far more significant than the esotericism that goes about with a long face. Before everything else — and long before you begin to talk about having a “mission” — there must be this living inner experience of truth.

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