I almost missed posting up my favorite segment of the "Jewels of Truth" series of spiritual wisdom statements. Today's entry of the trio of original material first written back in September 2009. Is on the topics of: being Civilized, The Earth, and Modesty.
As always enjoy the statements and may you find them worthy of contemplation.
978) When humanity as a whole species concedes with humility that they are not the apex or predominant creation in the galaxy. Or that they would consider themselves superior by means of the ego or in contempt of the lowly creatures on this Earth. Than the way becomes open to truly becoming a civilized sentient species under the stars of the cosmos. Ultimately access to technology of whatever capacity does not make a sentient species civilized nor supreme within creation.
What makes an intelligent species such as humanity on the path of becoming civilized. Is when warfare is no longer a hellish means of coercion that only brings ruin and destruction to all who come in contact of its consequences. When humane treatment is offered equally to all no matter philosophical, religious, or political identity. Although we are all unequal in terms of aptitude, moral fiber, charisma, strength of character, etc... A just fairness in treatment beyond unethical discrimination is the ideal we as a species can strive for no matter how many times we falter from society to society. The pursuit of such an ideal in plurality is what makes our intents and actions holy as God is our witness. When the constant egotistical need to dominant other people or our environment at large is addressed. This is when we open ourselves up to a greater cultural harmony from within the soul of the people. This will trigger our goodwill to pour out amongst those of near equal presence within our kindred nations across this world of ours. Where are differences actually provide a sense of community fostering inter-personal strength by means of a sanctified diversity. When compassion is treated equal to liberty and freedom than the need for justice will be far more balanced and tempered in execution. Without compassion it is far more easier to separate each other by means of elitist ideologies. Leading to all manner of strife be it hatred or down right resentment of those that do not look like us or act like us.
We the peoples in plural significance are the ones to save ourselves from the pain of those who would see us disappear altogether. The known world may never be tamed, it was never meant to be in reality. It is only those of the coalition of the willing that can grow such a grace of becoming civilized from the dignity of one person into a multiplicity of all people. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
979) Our world of this Earth is an ancient world filled with a multitude of wonders and mysteries awaiting our discovery. Science and the Humanities can only reveal so much knowledge at any one time before it becomes lost to us. Forgotten as the generations of our heirs pass us by from the rise and fall of societies in our combined history. However what was once lost is always able to being recovered with those of a focused intent by a noble pursuit.
Our global history is rife of ideologies that have ruled kingdoms and nations, if not dynasties. Modes of thought will change over time, this is a dependable constant that change is always afoot. The more we evolve as humanity the better will our society be in quality of life issues. The better fortified to provide immediate aid to our ourselves or our neighbors when travesty strikes. Our Earth is a living meta organism where natural disasters are its own systems of cleansing and regulating its body. From our mortal perspective they are foul incidents to avoid altogether. Yet they are a necessary action for this natural world to maintain its own health. The key is how we address as people and nations operational infrastructure and social engineering systems when the Earth must regulate her own health. How can we cope by safeguarding ourselves to ride through such havoc happening around us. Without succumbing to the horror by means of panic or lack of preparations be they training down to the individual or access to emergency resources.
We will certainly perish as mortal beings, but may it be during an age of relative peace. How we serve each other with dignity and how we treat our mother Earth will decide if we are worthy of her bounty or not. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
980) Modesty is the twin of the first virtue of humility. With modesty one is welcomed and trusted more than an arrogant fool. Modesty when it is coupled with humility will always leave such a person underestimated. Use this to your own advantage in order to seize upon opportunities at the expense of others inaccurate discernment. Go with confidence allowing your prowess to be in full display where your actions will speak louder than any empty words could ever accomplish.
The modest person is not meant to be construed as weak or as a insignificant person. A modest person has the presence of mind not to conduct themselves like a hypocrite. Such a modesty will speak volumes when a person lives with the courage of their own convictions. Those with the mind to think and the heart to feel will be witness to the noble wisdom and grace of such a person of modesty. The value offered to any such group they may be found within will be self-apparent in the long term. For often integrity follows the good sense judgment of a person of modesty in all regards.
---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. ---Tommy Lasorda.
We go where our vision is. ---Joseph Murphy.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. ---Dr. Robert Muller.
Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew. ---Paul Brunton.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ---J.K. Rowling.