The Thought I Woke Up With #64

No man is my enemy

How often do we say, “I’m doing the best I can.” Or, “I can’t possibly do more?”

Is it the truth though? Is it true that we cannot do more? That whatever is happening in our life is about as good as it gets?

A lot of questions I know, but consider the core of them. How limiting is it when those things are said? Admitted to? One may as well be saying come take me now, I’m calling time.

We need to give life a better chance. We need to give ourselves more credit. We need give up on the self-limiting, defeatist ways of the world; the conditioning we are subject to from the moment we are born, and which does not cease until we draw our last breath. Unless!

Unless we say stop, I deserve more. I’m no longer listening to or wasting my energy on the ugly things in life; things such as anger, hatred, jealousy, envy, and winning through someone else losing.

Unless we give love a chance.

Unless we give peace a chance.

Unless we give our creativity a chance.

Unless we take up the quest of self discovery.

Unless we see our conditioning as just that— conditioning, not reality.

Unless we ask the heartfelt question, What am I and why am I here?

Unless we put a stop to being treated like so much refuse by ego and its version of life, blown about from one sad, angry and violent circumstance to another. At the whim of something we cannot see and which terrifies us through no tangible act or action. It is control by cruel deception.

Let me reassure you, dear reader, that what I am saying is true. It is not born of theory, it born out of experience.

We are all in charge of our own destiny. U2, the band, put it sublimely with this piece of lyric:

No man is my enemy

My own hands imprison me

Love rescue me

Our own hands imprison us, and our own hands free us.

Until tomorrow,


The Thought I Woke Up With #64

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