Friends, I believe our days of feeling outrage over the injustices we see in the world must come to an end.
It makes us feel good to blow off steam, yet what does it really accomplish but make us seem—and feel—impotent? We waste our energy getting angry over this or that latest abuse of power and what does it accomplish? Nothing.
This morning I looked at some of the comments to yesterday’s news about Jordan Brown and it seems to me we are being unrealistic. We are expecting unlikely things from our system of government, justice, economics, etc. We will always be disappointed as long as we believe that life should be fair. It isn’t.
The only way life will be fair is if we make it so in our own lives.
We have made a mess of things by granting power to people like Anthony Weiner and Tom Corbett, and then we compound our error by expecting them to do the right things with the power we give them. They won’t because they can’t. They are morally deficient human beings.
We make a mess of things by calling in the police or child protective services to solve our domestic problems, and we compound our error by expecting that the intrusion of external power into our family lives will magically fix things that are wrong. But it never makes anything better and usually only makes things worse. They, too, are morally deficient human beings.
I happen to think that judges like Dominick Motto and Rex Reed—and prosecutors like John Bongivengo, Anthony Krastek and Dan Hampton—are as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. But the issue is not them but us as long as we defer to their power. They are morally deficient.
So who can you trust to do the right things? Who can you expect to exercise wisdom and creativity in the face of the massive stupidity we see in the world? Who will save us from the pervasive evil in the world?
Look in the mirror. The only person you can trust is you.
We human beings are sovereign creatures endowed by the Universe with the freedom to choose in every moment of our daily lives. We forget this. We defer to authority. We do what we’re told. We go along with an imperfect world in so many unnecessary ways and squander countless opportunities for satisfaction and happiness.
It’s time to take back the power we have given away and accept personal responsibility. It is not a matter of armed insurrection, but of personal attitude through which we take control over the things in our lives that we can affect. It is not a matter of defying authority, but denying it power wherever and whenever we can.
It is a matter of living our lives in a new way, first in our own hearts and deeds, then in our own families, and then in our communities, and maybe after that in the nation.
I am not advocating anarchy or chaos, but a return to Universal Law. Unlike the US tax code, for example, which runs 17,000 pages and contains a mind boggling 5.5 million words (three times the length of the Bible), Universal Law is simple enough to hold in your head. You can remember it every moment of every day.
You can literally count its precepts with the fingers on one hand. It consists of only five words representing five absolute moral values. If you follow it, you will always know the power of the Universe is behind you and that things will work out in the end—maybe not as you’d like or expect, but as God intends. It is a distillation of all the teachings of the world’s major religions and the principles upon which all just laws are based.
You don’t need to take it to the streets and demonstrate. You don’t need to circulate petitions that will be ignored. You can adopt it and follow it quietly, faithfully, in your own life, beginning today. If enough people do the same, there will be an invisible revolution that can overcome the tyranny of the few who enslave us with their laws and brute force.
Experiment with it today and see how it can change your day.
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