(To The Beat Of)A Different Drummer

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 14th Sep 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2-giyo8b/
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In life, we all make choices, they are either good for us and feel bad while we are doing them, bad for us and feel good while we are doing them, or good all around or bad all around. Realistically though, the different drummer comes when we are doing the good all around and we really want what is good for us without guilt or feeling like we want the bad choice that feels good. I will go on from here by saying:

What we all want and what we all need

A really good life is when we do not go the "bad and easy" way, but earn like we need to without regrets in a totally good and positive way. When I think of a blessed life, I think of that life where the twenty push-ups were done without offering someone else the twenty dollars to do my push-ups for me because I wanted a surreptitious short-cut out of the work "somehow".

We need total integrity, but less than that usually feels pretty good while we are doing it, because in that short-term we feel like we are "getting away with something". But as a movie based on The Destroyer novels by Richard Ben Sapir and Warren Murphy once said, you can beat The Ten Commandments, but you cannot win against the unwritten eleventh commandment even though you feel you can at times, and that commandment is: "Thou shalt not get away with it." That commandment is almost like the Apostles Creed not written in the Bible but valid to me, because it says the essence of what the first ten commandments wants to say, but does not say overtly until you hit that (as I like to call it:) wall of reality that is the eleventh commandment.

History, time and time again has shown the reality of "the eleventh commandment" catching up with everyone, everything and everybody who has tried to get away with it. I mean, to be more colloquial, conscience will kill the short cut, so to write and speak.

Indeed, Mark Spitz followed this commandment when he said: "We all love to win, but who loves to train." Every phony breaks this commandment when they cheat or take irrational short cuts thinking they are getting away with something even in the mirror right down to Adolph Hitler using mental suggestion to himself and others try to irrationally, yet methodically conquer the world. I've even figured out Charles Manson better than Prosecutor and court psychologist Vincent Bugliosi probably has: When you take the ultimate evil short cut, it is a prison in itself, even when you are "free". That ultimate evil short cut really is the ultimate poker bluff in life. As, I think, Bob Dylan said about Manson in a song from his album "Bringing It All Back Home" after he was rumored to meet him in the mid 1960s:

"While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society's pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole that he's in

But I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it's alright, Ma, if I can't please him"

So, I ask a pyhriic or seemingly pointlessly pathetic question here: What do we need to be phony for, the real is always better even if it seems harder. That is my point, parcel and argument in this section.

Ancient History Lesson: The Trojan Horse and The Eleventh Commandment Moses Meant To Come Up With

Sometimes with the rest of you, I would love to get away with it. But, the reality in the mirror and in the mind states otherwise at the very least. If you have ever watched Viola Davis act in that show "How To Get Away With Murder", you have a bare idea of what I am talking about. I would love to sit here and pontificate myself as great at some level, but to be honest, I am just a guy writing an article about life, nothing more, nothing less.

We can predict the future well if we are honest about what we need to do. I did not say perfectly, but I did say well, which is why I mentioned in the section at the beginning about choices being bad for us but feeling good until we suffer the bad effects genuinely of those choices or being good for us but feeling bad until we benefit from those "hard" choices. For historical example, it was easier to burn Cassandra of Troy at the stake instead of follow the hard choice of heeding her warning and Troy having a genuine "leg up" on the Greek army. Indeed, the real losses come when we do take the easy way out of our genuinely hard problems. To quote Annie Rix Militz:

"There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen."

She also said something in the form of this question to the effect of in the 1800s: "Have you reached that Red Sea place in your life where the only way out is through?" The point is, we all cannot escape the Eleventh Commandment in our lives, but through being genuinely realistic, objective and honest with ourselves we can beat the "Trojan Horses" or potential "Trojan Horses" in our lives.

What we can learn from the past:

Experience, no matter how much it may suck to get through temporary failure honestly is the greatest gift when we do learn from it genuinely. Within that sentence is the greatest single discovery in human history. Run with it if you are honest with yourself. If you are not honest with yourself, I wish you the best, but you are not getting away with it.

Ten Commandments List

You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall make no idols.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Keep the Sabbath day holy.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet.

You shall not get away with it. I mean, is this not what it all comes down to? Nobody can really cheat themselves or fool their own mind. That is what we learn from experience, reality and the past mistake that we pay and atone for, isn't it.

"Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did—well, really—what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah


Welcome to the secret chord of "You shall not get away with it in reality". That is the chord we all play that please the positive and Godly aspects of existence. Amen.

The one thing I admit, I "covet" in a way

I admit it, I "covet" perfect knowledge, I want it so bad. I want to live a great, honest and perfectly working life. Who doesn't really, though? Throughout history, we all have been chasing perfection of life in one form or another, but winding up missing the mark or as it is put in the ancient word: Sinning. Yes, though, here is the irony, and my reality about perfection and sinning: They are both mind created realities which concepts do not work in reality except to make us crazy. When we give up both concepts and let go and genuinely let God instead of chasing "what God has", that is where sanity starts. After all, there is nothing new under the sun or in existence, everything is really borrowed and creation is really coveted, because only genuine God and real pure existence is original when you really come down to things.

Plus, since time always goes forward, perfection is only momentary in so many ways, right down to Kim Jong Un of North Korea coveting his perfection before he starts a "big war". The minute you say something like "I have power and I cannot be stopped!", that is when a wall comes up known as "there is somebody worse than you", enter United States President Donald John Trump with "our greater arsenal waiting in the wings". You know, history is called a "pursuit of perfection" by some, and the ultimate "glory race" by others. But personally, we all covet the ability to boast and feel superior. Back to my coveting perfection reality. It will not end until we get sane. That is all. So, since this world is a messy place in so many ways, I covet universal sanity and fully admit it. Oh Noam Chomsky, you old genius linguist, I know where you are coming from. On the other side, former United States Senatorial candidate for the Republican Party (The genuine Reagan Republicans, not Nixon or Trump), intellectual, book author, television political commentator and a good friend of mine, Bruce Hershonsohn, I know where you are coming from too, and I agree with you both. That is the ultimate victory of the soul, to genuinely understand and come to a synthesis that does not covet perfection, but just quietly understands and acts at the right times with tact, understanding, patience, and realistic courage that makes great history and future, instead of bad history and apocalypse. I get it. The honest import of the eleven commandments: Thou shalt not get away with it, included. I have considered reality fully in this article, with heaviness and self-gutting of personal and all of world history from my personal honest as possible perspective. May this fully obey the third commandment: God help me and God help us all and may we all deserve that help when we get it and use it well.


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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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