A shot of love

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 11th Oct 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/g61k6xfp/
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Sometimes, we get impatient and wonder "how", "why" and whatever in a gut-wrenching way. Then we get that shot of love from ourselves that keeps us going until things get better or we do not, and it all spirals out of control in a self-dishonest way. The reality of the situation is "our bootstraps" always really, nothing else will do and we have to be honest with ourselves if we are going to fully come back. We do have to feel for ourselves before we can let others feel for us genuinely.

No schemes, just really honest material quickly and succinctly presented:

I start with a quote:

"It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sure, "already made perfection" is for those who take the easy way out to ultimate failure without any appreciation or self-understanding. Earned perfection is the perfection that is real and lasting and appreciated and understood best by those who earn it. That is how I can smile when everything does go dead wrong better than the quote says. Because when perfection is made from the roughest of material, that is when it is the best earned.

You know, I look at Jesus Christ as an ultimate example of that: He was the biggest "failure", yellow robe, a crown of thorns on his head, hanging and dying at the hands of "superior" people with no understanding of what it is to be genuinely superior, except to exercise unearned power. Oh, I can go on, but, need I? We all know the story and this type of reality. But, who remembers the realities of those learned Pharisees and Scribes in the Ivory towers that put all this into action in a projected and realistic way? Who remembers their pomp and circumstance the way we remember the drama of Jesus Christ? Oh, yes, the Priests and rulers may be the "successes", but they are always secondary to the "failure" who earned a bigger place just by virtue of earning it, if you know what I mean.

Face it, pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps is not for victims and those who get it given to them on an easy platter. The real win is not for those who "do it easily like a sweet song". The real win is for those who are honest enough to get down and dirty and pay the full price asked without complaining. I could quote the whole of Elbert Hubbard's "Message to Garcia" for you on this one. But, I am going to say read it for yourself how the character of Rowan gets the message to the character of General Garcia without complaint and genuinely surviving with strength, and deep smiling at a job well done.

I get it. Real losers wonder why it is not easy for those who really win, and feel a whole lot of envy for those that really win. That is really losing by the way. Really winning is the converse of the Eleventh unwritten Commandment of Moses as I call that commandment, and that commandment is: Thou shalt not get away with what was done wrong. If you are in the right, you are really winning and you do not have to worry about that eleventh underpinning commandment. But, if you are in the wrong, you are worried anyway and "screwed". You can attempt to break that commandment, but you can never really succeed and "everybody knows" to quote the Leonard Cohen song title. This is why genuine bad guys, bad gals and bad people never do win really. This is the power of that eleventh commandment.

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Reality, What If, What Is, What Is Love, What It Contains, What We Need, What You Need

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author avatar JoshuaClayton
I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California, USA. I used to write under a few aliases, but now I have nothing to hide and write mostly under my own name. I write mostly on self-help topics.

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