Serve with integrity. Care about those you serve. Share the love in your heart & soul.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

#430 Live Never to be Ashamed - Messiah's Handbook

Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world--
even if what is published is not true.

This is a very powerful admonishment. Think about it. Or, is it just trivial claptrap?

On one hand it suggests that one should become aware that no matter what you do, it could be made public worldwide. If that were so, would you do anything different as you conduct your daily activities? Would you pay more attention to how you interact with others? Even total strangers?

On the other hand it suggests that regardless of the care you took the report might be a fabrication. If that were so, would it make any difference how you conduct your daily activities?

There is ample evidence to suggest that both views are probably correct. One need only look at the tabloids to confirm this. Granted there is more than a modicum of truth to the reports of the latest Hollywood tartlets and their behaviors. After all, aren't there photos to give proof to the allegations?

Regardless of the view you choose, it is important to behave in an exemplary manner. No matter what is reported, you know you have acted with a high regard for self and others. So think about this for a second or two. Look back on your life and determine if you are living an exemplary life. Endeavor to serve with integrity, care about those you serve and share the love in your heart/soul.

Thanks to Richard Bach, Illusions, Delacorte Press, 1977.



bronxbt said...

as someone who's been beaten up before for publishing my words and images/creations online and out there in actual circulation - i have to say that you really DO have to live it like you jes' don't care.

while it's taken time to put my arms around that concept, it's allowed me to stay true to myself and deliver whatever messages to people with honesty.

of course, i've become less and less a dangerous role model for speaking one's own mind since my life's actually going so damned well now - hmmmm... i have so little to complain about.

guess that also means there's goodness at the end of those dark tunnels, eh?


Karen said...

Good advice!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Life is trail and error at best, everyone screws it up from time to time. All once can do is try to be good to others and a helpful person - do the best you can with the hand you are dealt.

Skunkfeathers said...

Knowing that the internet is a world-wide venue, anything I publish I stand by, and worry not about criticism or negative comments. I reckon not everyone will approve of what I write; I write for me, and for those who enjoy what I do. Anyone else is free not to visit, or to think life sucks because I'm around.