Greetings and a very happy October to my very gentle readers. The air is starting to turn cool here in the Northern Hemisphere and fall is upon us. Foe my Aussie and Kiwi friends…get out and enjoy the start of the blooms and flowers!
Now an intriguing title and topic and way to approach. All I trust are familiar with the Ides of March, the mid point of March that marked the political upheaval and culminating in the assassination of Julius Caesar in the Year 44BC. Et tu Brutus? If anyone wants to look at the history, the Wiki entry may be found here. Well, that was 2055 years ago and we are far more cultured and civil at this point. Thank Heavens. Metaphorically, physically and advancement wise we are absolutely no further ahead I am so sorry to state.
There is a very fine line in some people’s minds between justice and vigilanteeism. People get hurt and vigilanteeism is where you play the end all and be all… no filter for your thought processes. Some may even construe as bullies. We would be wise to remember that eventually all bad behaviours are rooted out and seen at some point in the here and now or later, but to give an “eye for an eye” will and would ultimately result in universal blindness it has been hypothesized. Don’t be worse than the imagined offense. Collect evidence, get witnesses and let the person walk into their own outcomes and destiny from those with real power in line with a solid belief system. Then seeya and bye-byes…no cake and calories for you.
Fortunately, there is often a wise friend around that prevents one from having a stroke in anger and allows you to talk it through. It is interesting to stop and reflect on the root of your anger and then apply the root cause analysis to yourself. Why are you angry and what injustice? Is it to you or another? Why do you feel that way? What is your belief system? And then to wait and before you act, to stand on the beliefs and go through the proper steps and channels to enact justice, often with a collaborator who can dam some of the ego driven fires. Why am I being threatened? Is this valid? What would you do? Going to lead me when I go blind through all of this? Small baby steps and patience and belief systems must be the core before you act. If there is a personal motive in it, you really seriously need to do a risk-benefit assessment and balance out what will happen mentally and physically by engaging.
There is indeed a fine balance, and we cannot all be ostriches in the stand and must stand in rare (read:rare) moments for the fights we truly believe in will advance humanity, ethics and respect. To do nothing is an act of commission…. but to blow your mouth off at everything is the act of a fool.Sadly there are some very negative, foolish people even in high positions. Power doesn’t exempt from stupidity. The lady in the US justice system has a balance in her hands for a reason… (lets not get into the blindfold)…so the balance is absolutely critical.
What do you want? Peace, patience, harmony? Then time to stop (or even better, have a friend mirror back to you) what your belief systems really are. To talk you through and what the concerns are. Then wait a bit and filter through your belief systems. Don’t expect everyone to fight the battle with you and that belief system leads to divides… that those should be able to be addressed in a debate and discussion and walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. Don’t be bull headed and thick about it, be open and receptive to open and honest dialogue and respect the contributions of others. Let us celebrate our similarities, love our close friends well and often and make new through the Fates of life and careful listening, while avoiding labels.
Appreciate the bounty and abundance and embrace your belief system and especially your Faith. Embrace harmony and peace, while watching and listening and practicing empathy, care and respect. To not to that is to risk being voted off the island, labeled a fool or risk your livelihood. The saddest part of it all as the Ides of October come closer, is that weak people have lost their identity (through strong arm tactics, TV, media etc) and follow the pathology.
Take the high ethical, spiritual and moral road my friends however that may look and on the Mount, with your faith and friends, you will see the light. Aim for the positivity in the day and the Divine love and interventions. Its the hardest path of all subject to trails that branch off while you look for the hunt, but the most rewarding overall. Don’t attack based on faulty beliefs, ego, jealousy or others as they are labelled Deadly Sins for a reason. And because following a loser will guarantee your loss too and very sadly you will not get to know the Light that shines when you be yourself, often.