Premises are the foundation upon which we construct our systems of belief. There are those of us who come replete with boundaries signifying right and wrong and what is kosher and what is not. Then there are those who come in with wings attached it seems. And then there are the ones who have nothing in their carpet bags when arriving and are expected to fly by the seat of their pants. Complaints are profuse from the ones who chafe with rules and then the ones with nothing don’t know where to look for guidance since even the ordained are not exactly clear on boundaries.
But here is the kicker. What I have as a perceptual premise is what my understanding and experience have integrated. What I must do is apply this principle to everyone because they may have their gods as their mentors in a belief system maybe far removed from what I hold true. Our lives are a testimony to what we believe is our world with a system that serves us. In a world where there is space for everything we consider to be sacred, ethical, and decent, there can be peace and civility if we all adhere to the highest and best within each system.
Of course there are those who would negate our freedom to live and worship. The results we are all too familiar with. We do what our belief systems deem the highest and best to repair and heal the ravaged wounds those beliefs incur. What we need to do is live our truth as the example others would want to adopt. We must think it through. And think it through again. And again.
Forever is a long time to keep picking up our mistakes because they bear our names.