To know when one demeans one’s own value system, is to debase the Spirit within. It is all a value system. And a value system worth its salt will not be maligned in any manner, not even by systems beyond what one knows. The value system of behavior based on high premises will be honored. But the source of the system so designed must be investigated and must be researched. You cannot adopt a belief system based on an others’ work. It must be within the frame of reference of the individual who espouses the system.
At what point do we decide on a value system? We can decide at any point whether we be patrons of the library or of religious conviction. Do we need a boundary or do we think that we are innately good and require no other to tell us when we do wrong? It should always be a choice and understood will be the consequences. When we decide on a value system we are pointedly within a system we have adopted and are living with it or by it. We simply have not named it. Is it necessary for us to name the system or are we happy simply to live it? These kinds of questions we answer as we move from day to day. It is the dailyness of living that prods us to abide by what we consider to be good or not. The normal day to day living already comes with its own set of lesson plans. The heavens note the bright thoughts that are moving within the Earth boundaries and here we are surprised when heaven’s thoughts match ours. And it is then we shout revelation! It is interesting as we march into our tomorrows we find that our steps lend themselves to our own adopted behavior. We are already living our beliefs by our actions and our thinking. And those who gravitate toward us are already responding to our belief system or our philosophy. They say the apple does not fall far from the tree. Here it can also be said that the friends of one’s walk in life are like us and if we find that there is a one who holds different ideas, we are then free to either walk along or subtly dismiss the one from our circle. What we do will be very telling about us. Should we embrace the one whose thoughts differ we might find at first to be frightened. If terror compounds our fright we will lose the friendship quickly but we might see, if we try to incorporate different ideas, that our boundaries move apart and our premises broaden in scope.
This is about growth. It is about evolution and it is about being human. Life is exciting and it is an adventure. It is about growing up and growing old and wise and a leaning post for the young. And it is about losing our focus on this world at the end of this life and focusing on a new one. It is still about growth and evolution and about being other than human that our vocabulary has no words for. But it will still be exciting and an adventure because life is sweet in any dimension.
One response to “On Growing Up And Growing Old”
e mail from Jane Mc. . . Thank you Veronica.. . . this value system doesn’t come cheap for sure. . .there are consequences . . .nothing so fine as the sense of integrity though. . . .