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Selfish Acts of Self

Updated: Jul 29, 2022

Because of our fast paced, and for many of us, unnatural lives, many of us just rush along, day in and out, simply operating on unconscious mode and survival mode. We're totally oblivious to many basic human things and happenings, especially pertaining to others that we co-exist with We are too busy and preoccupied (in a very linear sense or way) with our own lives in a negative connotative "selfish" way.

I purposely say "negative connotative" selfish way because I believe in being selfish. There's a negative way to be selfish and a positive way to be selfish. I embrace the positive way of being selfish. The negative way in being selfish is when you operate strictly from the base of the lower chakras level, being motivated by fear, gain or greed, control, and ego. This type of selfishness is limited to the Self. You don't care about others. You're only preoccupied with “Self” and it stops there. This is imbalance!

When you're selfish from the higher chakras level, you are selfish in a sense that you love and value yourself, above all others, as love, like charity, begins at home (with self). Basically, self-love, self-charity, self-trust, etc. are your major priorities. You know that you are no good to others if you're not any good to yourself, so you take care of self first and foremost, so that you can help serve and assist others. This type of selfishness is not limited to the Self but is inclusive of all. You're into “Self” so as to be of service and benefit to others. You go within (Self) so as to go without (interacting with others).
Our lives are so fast paced that we don't slow down to meet people. Instead, we're bumping into people, crashing into people. Our lives like our society, is fast paced. It's fast paced, microwave oven-able, if you will. We exert so much energy for things that take us outside of self - things that help keep the Matrix and Net going; things that desensitizes us and makes us less human and more robotic. Many of us pray to God but are dismayed with God because we feel God is not listening to us, but that's not the case because God (Higher Self) is listening. Always!
The problem is, God is speaking - answering prayers (desires), but we're too busy caught up in the noise of our concocted world, the noise of the Matrix. Therefore we are unable to hear the message God has for us and that is to be received in silence (meditation, quietude). Yes, God is heard in silence, not in the loudness of noise (chaos).
We're doing too much! Exerting too much energy, and just to make ends meet - to survive, basically. But we are not on Earth just to survive, but to live and thrive, to understand our purpose, and fulfill it. Fast paced living must at some point be balanced with slow paced resting. At some point, we must all slow down, be it to rest, to recuperate, to meditate, to reflect, to introspect, to detox (our bodies and minds), etc. Because we are so busy in life and neglecting a basic human side of ourselves, God has to throw a brick at us just to get our attention.
Our attention is needed just so we can be reminded of basic human value, to remind us that we are here, alive on this great planet to assist, serve, and support others (while taking care of ourselves and living our own unique existence). But sometimes we have to be hit by a brick, metaphorically speaking of course, to be knocked back into a state of awareness - Basic awareness that there are people who may need our help, support, or assistance like in the short story below that I have provided for your spiritual edification. Please read it and then reflect upon it for your spiritual edification:
"A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for children darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed by, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! The driver slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest child and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost you a lot of money. Why did you do it?"

The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..."
With tears dripping down his face and offhis chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me. "Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.

"Thank you, and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:

"Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, God has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not."

In conclusion, regardless of what you may have going on in your life, no matter what you're doing at present, always remember to SLOW DOWN!

Slow down and pay attention to life, the people around you - your family/loved ones, friends, and neighbors. Pay attention to what's going on in the world as well as your immediate environment. Even in our relationships with our spouses, mates, or partners we can be living so fast paced that we forget about and neglect them. Instead of being lovers we end up as mere roommates, only talking to each other in passing. And sometimes both partners can be guilty of this at the same time. So slow down and show/give attention to your partner and the relationship. The more you do this the better.

Slow down (while still moving)! Be aware! Many people are moving fast just to go nowhere or to end up at a dead end. Despite moving slow, the tortoise (or turtle) always gets to the finish line, and always before the fast moving rabbit or hare. So slow your roll!

Remember, time (linear time) is an illusion and a foolish attempt by man to place limitations on eternity.

Peace and Love, 'Til Next Time

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