Perhaps you are familiar with it, “Do unto others as you would be done to”… If not, you can read all about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule
Now, there’s one problem with it, and it’s a pretty big one. It has become tantamount to terrorism.
What?!?! Holy moley, is this guy off his rocker?
Many will consider me insane for a such a statement… the golden rule has become akin to terrorism.
Well, maybe not if I say it like this, the rule of gold… treat people like they pay to be treated.
Really though, what I mean is simple.
To do unto someone else, as you would be done to, and insist they like it, insist they find it as pleasing as you do, to expect they ‘allow‘ it, is terrorism.
To treat someone other than how they would like to be treated, at any expense, including your own… is tantamount to terrorism.
Let me see if I can explain a different way.
I like chocolate ice cream, and so I bring you some. Kind in a way, I brought you something. It’s not of insignificant expense nor toil, and it’s willfully given.
Naive at worst, that I wasn’t aware of what you preferred, and so in ignorance of your desire, or perhaps a hope that I was not alone in mine….
Like a child, I bring it to you gleefully, hoping for your delight. Note here the hope, the naive wish, the desire for something to be true.
Note that it is not fair to expect something to be true without knowledgable action. Inquiry leads to knowledge which is prerequisite for knowledgable action.
I did not know you prefer Vanilla, and in fact you find Chocolate somewhat displeasing.
Your appreciation for my child like enthusiasm, boisterous and explosive, brings a smile to your face, but knowing chocolate is unpleasant to you, politely decline my gift.
Should I then be a disappointed child? Standing alone with my enthusiastic gift of chocolate declined, my hope unrealized… my expectation not met?
The manner of your decline, the respect in which you show for the appreciation of my gift might compel a child to be a certain way…
Just as an innocent child’s demeanor might do the same. Smiling children always seems to brings a smile to my face.
I suspect it would compel an adult as well, the manner of a decline.
Perhaps I might suggest you try it, this chocolate ice cream, it is the best i’ve ever tasted…
It is possible after all that you’ve never tried an ice cream like this one before… and save an uncontrollable allergic reaction to chocolate, this one is GOOD!
And while my boisterous enthusiasm may appear child like, I am a connoisseur of tastes, I was created so. So are you. If you or I find something pleasing, surely it has some form of benefit.
You ask then, what is it you find so pleasing? The last time I tried it, I just didn’t like it.
And then the dance of community begins, a forever long act of exchange in the play of love.
You see, the book of love is in fact, long, it’s endless… and without the experience of what is described within it, more than a little boring.
It is the conversation of why you like vanilla and I like chocolate, the dance of tasting, the song of shared words, the shared experience of it, that is the celebration of life.
Let us come together and celebrate in splendor and abundance, and swirl chocolate and vanilla into a delightful mix of unique characteristics that is more than pleasing, that is uplifting, lifts high all things.
Many have given up their lives for quarrels of less significance, let those sacrifices be the instructions than the difference between vanilla and chocolate is to rejoice and celebrate.
Through their sacrifice we can see that the pain is no longer necessary. Let us evolve, and now that it can be seen, let us be about it with purposeful intent.
We have all the time there ever was and will be, and not a second to waste.
Let it now be the standard that we live our lives for the celebration of how much love we put to the math of life, reducing fractions to their most common denominator and lifting that thing we all share high.
That is how the balance of the equation remains equivalent, and what the equation represents becomes infinite.
The book of love is long and boring, no ‘one’ can lift the damn thing… Together, a delightful mix of unique characteristics, with their most common purpose, we can lift it high, read it effortlessly, and all dance the experience described in it’s pages.
It’s full of instructions for dancing you know? 😉
What I aim to demonstrate here, very simply put… is that if you fight against something, you are up against it. It has you, you are it’s fuel, you become it.
If you fight against terrorism, you are a terrorist. If you fight against oppression, you are an oppressor.
If you act purposefully in peace, you are peaceful. If you act purposefully in freedom, you are free.
Do unto others as they would be done too. Which would require your investigation to know what another would like..
An earnest inquiry into something other than your own desire.
That is the one true path, it’s authority is inherent in itself, it’s confirmation is always apparent to the eyes to see it, and the ears to hear it, and the will to surrender to it.
There is nothing scary about it, nothing mystical, nothing magical… it just is, and anyone can see it if they look attentively enough.
We are all one, and to each of us, deserves the respect of all of us. Anything other is simply a disappointed child, standing alone.
I’m calling out to all our brothers and sisters, It’s time to play out, to build the stage, set the lights, tune the instruments, to sing, to laugh, to dance, to be the words of the book of love.
You can take my word for it, I am a connoisseur of life, I was created so, so are you… and this is the best play i’ve ever been in.
I suspect if you’ve read this far… and if you knew what we are up to… you just might agree.