From the album Jai Paul
Anonymous asked: Do you come on this much? Few and far apart are your posts but kinda insightful to who you "are". I wanna read more from you, you seem interesting.
occasionally; physical life is quite fulfilling these days, when posting i try to be mindful they’re worthwhile and reflect accordingly.
thank you, seems you know mere words can’t define our existence,
now i’m curious as to who “you” may be.
“Knowing others is intelligent
Knowing yourself is enlightened.
Conquering others takes force
Conquering yourself is true strength.
Knowing what is enough is wealth
Forging ahead shows inner resolve.
Hold your ground and you will last long
Die without perishing and your life will endure.”
From the album O.B.E. Vol. 1
22 energies; so far, so good.
the physical aspect of earthday proceedings mattered much less this year,
just another day, just another age, except the great cosmic significance..
i’d rather not aimlessly divulge so, in essence; fruition, forward & up!
there’s been a great deal of educational experience encountered on this path, and even greater souls sailing along on this journey.
it’s all dependent arising so i guess it’s kudos to causality.
- love&light -
“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
wave 56; “Suicide is a selfish act”
Not long ago, I was given the opportunity to engage in dissent on the topic of suicide and express the views I’ve been meaning to share in written form for some time, thankfully the opportunity presented itself today.
I’m probably all alone on this one but here goes.
“Suicide is a selfish act” is a statement I refute for a number of reasons,
for the basis of this post i’ll focus on one; the literal meaning of the words.
If I must I’d rather call it an act on “self”.
Webster’s definition of selfish is “concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure,
or well-being without regard for others”
To the average joe/plain jane there is nothing advantageous nor pleasurable about death, to the contrary you’ll find most fear it, even when it carries the false premise of liberation. This isn’t eating the last slice of cake or drinking the whole carton of juice we’re talking about, this is a being ending their own physical life.
Not only is it an incorrect generalisation (as most are), it’s voicing opinion as fact of some sort; making an assumption one had no regard for their role to others with little or no evidence to reinforce.
To those supporting the statement, on what basis did you draw your conclusion?
A report detailing nothing more than the act of the afflicted you’ve been quick to pass judgement on, without any ounce of insight?
That says more about you & less about them.
At least once in our lifetimes we may have been playfully confronted with a scenario of having to end your life to save another,
“would you jump off a cliff to save your mother’s life?” or another of the sort.
For illustrative purposes only, picture that scenario for real; a parent or anyone you hold dear, knowing it’s your life or theirs but knowing,
the very moment you take that step, there is no return.
The point I’m making is this; albeit an unlikely scenario the mere thought should conjure unpleasant feelings (at least for me anyway), not so much of the decision faced but rather the difficulty of actively ending your own life, even if it means saving that of another you hold dear.
It’s no coincidence majority say they’d never be able to, given that scenario,
yet some discuss suicide as if it’s a simple matter or “the easy way out”.
From my experiences, “Suicide is a selfish act” is a statement made only by those with no proximity to the situation and it’s proven when it draws closer to home.
When Person A becomes a friend or family, suddenly the tone turns from
“How selfish” to “How sad”, yet the act is still the same…funny that.
Even funnier that empathy is supposedly the quality that defines the human being, yet so many seem to have missed the memo.
I’m far from accepting or agreeing with suicide, I’ve unfortunately lost a friend to the act and felt the pain on the faces of all those affected,
but it’s the pain you don’t see that hurts the most; the pain behind the smile painted for people who may never comprehend the depths of the darkness within.
It may seem valid to say some people have been subject to unpleasant acts such as rape, abuse or another form of affliction, yet they find hope to stay alive while others end their lives over “little” things like failed relationships or prank calls,
but even then, that would be passing judgement based on one’s own perception of what the threshold for tolerance should be… how when it clearly differs from individual to individual?
The greatest irony of it all is, I’ve witnessed greater “selfishness” in those responding to suicide than those who’ve committed the act.
On numerous occasions I’ve heard people with the nerve to complain of their train being delayed because “some selfish person jumped on the tracks” Excuse me?
Sorry you have to wait a few more minutes to sit in Starbucks with your pals,
sorry you won’t make the 9pm showing of the new Twilight, heck,
sorry you might even be late for work and it may be inconvenience but guess what?
your life goes on; walk out, call a cab, you have life and the choice to do all you please, even if it is ridicule the deceased, unfortunately for those driven to the point of no return, albeit their decision to commit the act, they don’t
I’m probably all alone on this one, but for the sake of so-called-humanity, I hope not.
It’s a sad state of affairs when the same eyes fail to see the self in another.
- love&light -