Live and Let Live
A lot of violence and poorly chosen words these days.
While it’s too simple to lay blame and criticize, there is a very much older rule at play here. And it is a two-edged sword. That means that it can, and will, cut both ways when you try to use it.
“Live and Let Live” is a very old phrase which used to govern how people dealt with each other. It doesn’t say that one side is right or the other is wrong. It doesn’t say there aren’t differences. It isn’t even the modern version of “We can agree to disagree.” But that is very similar.
The reason it is workable, is a version of truth, is that it relies on one of the oldest rules, which goes back to the ancient Polynesian as the only surviving verbal record. In fact, it was hidden in their language itself.
Our version of this is the Golden Rule. That you can’t cause and effect on someone else without receiving that effect on yourself. That older rule said that “There Are No Limits.” That you and I and all of us are connected. All the time. Everywhere.
And experiments that the CIA did with their remote-influencing and remote-sensing work proved that we can be separated across the planet to any distance and we will still feel that effect instantaneously. It actually even works on a molecular level, as was tested on body tissue. Touching one cell here was felt there, and vice-versa.
You and I are not just meat bodies here. Some of us may disagree. That is their and our choice. We can choose to believe what we want.
That rule, those laws will still have their way.
If you attack someone, you will be attacked back. Might not be from that person, but there will be a reverse effect. And this is the curse of the criminal. They actually go insane after awhile, because of what they’ve done. It’s called paranoia. But it’s very real.
We could actually all live in peace. We could live in prosperity. Our lives could be long, prosperous, and comfortable.
But there are those around us who have forgotten these ancient laws, which used to be taught to children at an early age and through out their schooling.
“Treat others as you would like to be treated.”
We weren’t taught the sinister version of this. (Sinister being “reverse-handed”.) That as we cause, we will receive that effect.
Because we are all connected to each other and everyone else.
In all our long recorded history, tens of thousands of years, and even before that. Our legends keep telling this tale. And you see it in our stories in our movies.
You know down deep that this is true.
If you lie, you will be lied to. If you damage something or someone, your property is at risk. And this isn’t something that any government or police officer can prevent. Because you did it.
You are your own punisher – or saviour.
So consider your actions and those around you.
There is a cure, though. You actually don’t have to be haunted forever.
All you have to do is to forgive. And that literally means to let go, or give away.
This is the secret to “turning the other cheek.” Because if you don’t react, if you instead learn to observe, to understand, and to act with charity – then the cycle won’t continue for you.
And if you learn to forgive yourself for the bad things you may have done in the past, especially if they were done accidentally. Then you can let go of your own blame for what happened, and find peace.
Reversely, consider the idea of working with everyone around you to bring more peace to this earth. As you commit acts of peace, of understanding, of support, of goodwill – then you will recieve more peace. People will understand you more. You’ll get the support you need, along with the goodwill of even strangers.
Because you deserve it.
People who speak out against others, especially in spite, or to cause harm, will then receive this in their own future. And if by no one else, then it will come from that person themselves. They will make mistakes. They will feel bad, they will feel harmed. And this occurs even when no one else has touched them or said anything to them.
But you can let go of bad thoughts and their consequences. You don’t have to act when someone else is angry. You can instead simply observe, try to understand, and act to help them with whatever is bothering them.
Failing that, you can move away and let them be.
Our best use is to surround ourselves with supportive people, with those we can support. Our best action is to help everyone we can and so deserve their help.
Those people in our news media, and in our government, and in harms way – these people deserve our best. And in that way, we can all live better lives. We can have world peace break out. We can have all the promises that our Founding Fathers took such care to write into our Founding Documents. Such as the inalienable right to the pursuit of Happiness.
The only person who can take away your happiness is you.
So I wish you all the peace you can find. Let go of any anger or criticism toward anyone and embrace them with understanding that comes from accurate and direct observation of exactly what they have done and said.
And so, all these protests and violence and misunderstandings can just go away.
To the degree you try this and it works for you, you will find more peace and prosperity in your own life.
Turn off whatever brings you bad news. Look for data that you can use to help yourself and others improve their lives. And then give that data away open-handedly without ever expecting anything to come in return.
That is the secret to finding the endless “peace that passes understanding.”
Your life starts anew with your observing, understanding, and acting in the here and now, regardless of what you’ve experienced before this point.
It’s your choice.