Supporting info (11) – little acorns

by dave0searby0mason

A fine mind said this . . . . . . .

“But here she is, all mine, trying her best

to give me all she can. How can I ever

hurt her? But I didn’t understand then.

That I could hurt somebody so badly she

would never recover. That a person can,

just by living, damage another human

being beyond repair.”

“South of the Border, West of the Sun”

by Haruki Murakami

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No one can be neutral. You cannot start from scratch, you cannot decide to start again in a world where bread is given out fairly.

There are consequences that come out of prolonged efforts to find out about yourself. You are always applying what you learn, whether you see it in action or not, whether you want to or not. To cut a long story short, this means that changing yourself and changing the world are the same thing, even if the connection is hard to see. And this is a two way street. Perhaps you have already saved the life of the next Hitler. What you do, both deliberately and accidentally, affects you and the world. This interaction involves complexity beyond our imagining. Trying to predict and track such change is vastly difficult. Yet we see that a few snowflakes can start an avalanche. The acorn grows into a tall tree. If the seeds in your heart are true, they will bear good fruit eventually. In summary, get your heart right and then your choices follow easily. It does not rule out error, it might still be a road to hell, but you have done all you can if your heart is clear. If you are not sure if your heart is clear, then, find out.

If you can find what is really true for you, it follows, that you can find what is true in the world. You can find what is true ‘outside’ as well as ‘inside’. It therefore follows, if you can find what is true in the world then you can decide which parts of the process to nurture . . . . .

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