Good Morning Digital Neighbors, Refugees and Phamily! Happy Monday Early Birds, Dawn Patrol and ADD Irregulars! Greetings Later Dayers, Day Walkers and Visitors of the WSN (Weird Shit Niche') as termed by @MinaH and hello again Supporters, Members, Conversants & Lurkers! The blokes on Triggernometry get their own morning salutation since I do a Daily Far Side over there and don't generally share my morning musings with them except on Saturdays & Sundays.
EVERYBODY CARL JUNG TONIGHT!!! I'm not sure what Wang Chunging is but apparently it was a lot of fun back in the day. For those of you prone to earworm intrusions or (Involuntary Musical Imagery) Pfizer is developing a pill to treat it. On to Dr. Jung and goodbye to Wang Chung!
We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
You need acceptance or love if you really want to change something short of enslaving it or destroying it. If you are not motivated by acceptance or love, destruction is the preferred path of quickest transformation. Ask the Commies, they know all about rapid transformation of cultures, just don't forget the fire for the books and the shovels for the bodies. The Totalitarian Ideologues (mainly but not solely on the LEFT) have no problem enslaving (often called enlightenment and liberation) or destroying (often called resetting or reimaging) anything that does not bend to their will. If you want to really transform someone or something, accept or love them. Anything else tends to be an imposition of one will over another.
I think part of the challenge of acceptance/love is that we are tempted to see that as a static and not dynamic reality. "I accept you - please don't change." A more helpful attitude is one of fellowship on the path of experience. You hope with someone you love it will be a lifelong path, marriage is the clearest example of that type of desire. It takes vigilance for it to happen, left to our own distractions, our selfishness, shortsightedness or unaddressed issues will often stress or poison relationships. I don't know anyone who is happy at the end of a marriage or friendship, what was once worthwhile is no longer. What was once a promise of a shared path and growing meaning is replaced with a better off without you awareness. No judgment here on my part, more of an observation as one outside the experience.
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
The WOKE and its adjacent herd-thinkers do not know love. If you have to control someone for their better, you do not love them. The more you have to impose on their freedom, constrain their thoughts, tell them how to feel, you do not love. There is no growth in the absence of love, only destruction. That doesn't mean that those possessed of love are weak, they are self-restrained. They do not need to exert will in every relationship. The temptation will always be there, the unknown creep of will under the guise of helping is always there. It takes a lot of vigilance and self-monitoring to stay on point. As Dr. Jung says, the one is the shadow of the other. Happy Monday my friends!
Love Chapel by Douglas-Barnett (Not a barn but close enough)
Almost a BHC - language warning for gentle souls
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...