slavery vs. responsibility

19 02 2009

Do you control money? Or does money control you?

...he looks happy...

Do you control your emotions? Or do your emotions control you?

Do you control your ideas? Or do others’ ideas control you?

I am learning that by blaming our conditions, we enslave ourselves to those conditions. Conversely, by taking responsibility for the situations we find ourselves in, we become co-creators of our worlds.

I am inspired by the phrase Tikkun Olam.

“The Hebrew verb “t-k-n” is generally translated as “to fix,” but can also mean “to establish.” The word “olam,” usually rendered as “world,” also signifies eternity, especially in biblical and other very early texts. Thus, the word “l’olam,” common in biblical, liturgical, and modern Hebrew, means “forever” (for an eternity).”

We are, as we always have been, moment-by-moment, establishing eternity.

Take the idea that you are the center of your world, and tikkun olam.

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