is not the end.
|Peter William Stein||
There is a white light on horizon
so bright it must come
from the edge of the world.
There is no edge of the world
but I do not know this
and pour all my efforts
into finding that ledge
to jump off.
I want to go to a place
from which I cannot return,
I am already there,
on someone else's horizon line
hopelessly bright and might
as well not exist.
But I, too, bend the fabric
of space time over
some edge that does not exist
past the event horizon
where light and time
lay down to consumate
their marriage and live out
the rest of their days
to make myriad babies,
one of which is me,
that will never leave
this blackhole home.
There are only two ways for a person to be fully at peace. One can either obtain complete control, or one can resign control completely. As for having complete control, this is clearly an impossibilty as anyone will acknowledge there are things that are well beyond our capability to control.
As for relinquishing control, two questions arise. To what do we resign our control, and how does this account for free will?
To resign, it is necessary that it be to the power or force that ultimately does have control over the uncontrolable factors in our life. We all believe in some sort of higher power or force whether we call it God or Gaia, or science or chaos. For the sake of the argument I will refer to this as the Creator.
Existance, regardless of its origin is greater than us and we are merely here as a whim of Creation, and we as a population are subject to the laws there of, i.e. cannon Law, physics, magic, etc.
This Creator's set of laws, be it physical or metaphysical, is something that we are all necessarily subjected to. It is something we cannot change or overthrow no matterhow hard we try. We cannot choose to fly. We cannot choose to perform miracles. We cannot attain magic abilities. These are things that, should we be able to do, must be allowed by said Creator.
We do have other choices, but those are choices of preference. We can chose what kind of coffee we drink, but only in-so-much as what is available to us. We are at the mercy of the Creator as to what kinds of coffee are available to us both in terms of proximity and monitarily. We can chose where we work, but only if we are offered the position after being deemed qualified. This does exhibit free will and our right to chose, however these choices are merely matters of preference and ultimately do not bring us to be at peace. Undoubtedly, these preferences can help or hinder us in the process of obtaining this ultimate sence of peace that we are all seeking, but the peace itself is not dependent on having any of those preferences. A person with billions can be miserable, a person with nothing can be fully content. At any moment, those preferences we choose can be trumped by the Creation. We get laid off from our dream job, the coffee we like is no longer carried, etc. While we have certain choices, these too are determined by the Creator, and we have to accept this result whether we agree with it or not. And this present our other, more important choice.
The other choice we are given is one of rebellion. We can choose to accept what has been given to us by the Creator, or we can reject it and choose rebellion. Though the choice of rebellion is possible, and often what we default to, rebellion will not succeed as we cannot overtake control of the Creation ourselves. We cannot over throw the Creator. We cannot overthrow God and become a diety ourselves. We cannot rewrite the laws of physics. As with any of the Laws set by the Creator, we can chose our actions but will suffer the appropriate consequences. We can kill, but will go to hell and burn for eternity. We can punch a wall, but our hand will break rather than the bricks. The choice is ours to do what we will, but are subjected to appropriate recourse based on such actions. The consequence, or reaction, is often not immediately known to us or understood either. The Hindus have described this process best as Karma as they do not necessarily attrubute a diety to the process, it is merely cause and effect relationship which is true whatever you believe the Creator to be.
Thus the dilemma of man. To rebel or submit. This question is constant in each moment, each moment forcing us to decide to struggle or resign control.
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