Selfless Service

Few have had as much impact upon the American consciousness as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A minister and passionate advocate for civil rights through non-violent action, he was the closest this country has come to producing a leader with the universal awareness and understanding of Mahatma Gandhi. Both men embodied the wisdom to accept and adapt to the circumstances of their environment to bring about massive changes with in it.

King was a visionary with precision vision and the awareness of Self to find his dreams. The fruition of his vision is still coming to pass as Barack Obama's presidential status is still being digested by many.

A being who, in my opinion, was of a higher state of consciousness, King's philosophies of, "Turn the other cheek," "Love thy enemy," and, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do," did not ring true with me as a child. It was not until I had the shift in my consciousness that I was able to see the ultimate truth and resulting power in this kind of perspective.

Forgiveness is such a powerful way to approach a situation of conflict because it is a form of acceptance. It does not fight the situation but allows you to use the situation to your advantage. It also acknowledges the good intention behind every form of behavior and diffuses what would be a continuing elevation of stress on both sides.

To get more in depth on these concepts, read What Is Really Good? and stay tuned!

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*** said...

Amen... there can be no Peace without Forgiveness. There can be no Love without Gratitude... or any combination thereof, therein.

Tomorrow the new world awakens. Rejoice! ss

C. Om said...

Indeed! I love it!

Rizal Affif said...

Glad to have you back posting after a while, C. Om!

Apparently, ego cannot understand the way of nonviolence. I realize this as also once I was like you; I didn't believe in such a way

But then after I shifted myself, I realize; most people around me still see nonviolence as utopia. They believe everything needs effort; even if they talked about acceptance, ultimately it's simply a concept.

Thanks for sharing this, C. Om. :)

C. Om said...

Thank you Rizal!

It's quite evident how knowledge will continue to remain a concept until it is really experienced!