1 Making choices for the highest good. Wow!
What a statement to try and get my head around! What is the highest good? Is your highest good--my highest good? Or someone else’s highest good? We all define the highest good on our own personal level. Is the highest good for ALL ?
I am on my own spiritual quest. At 53 years of age I have decided to look over my shoulder- to turn on my heel and walk away from everything familiar. Leaving all material wants behind and go alone upon my journey. My quest- my highest good is going to art college. It was NOT a part of my families highest good plan.
So I have answered my own question. My plan- my wants are selfish. (Nodding head) No matter what I did- someone was going to suffer. If I didn’t go to art school- I would suffer- becoming bitter and full of self loathing.
I am at college and left my family standing there, shrugging and wondering what happened to our clan. Now, “the highest good” comes down to this: “Treat people how you want to be treated.” I admit I haven’t always done that. Perhaps the “owning” of ones life comes with maturity. I am working on this life lesson. Be patient with me.
In hind sight, I see: “Wow, I really have been a jerk. I could have done that better.” Maybe THAT is the point of self realization- self actualization. I must be changing, growing…
Which brings me to the second topic change.
Change… every thing transforms...mutates…grows..and some times dies. I hate the death part. The seasons are a great way to deal with change. The seasons remind us of rebirth and transformation.
Time is quietly beside me…My hair growing and becoming more white. Time keeps dancing - watching me change.