Saturday, April 16, 2011

Measure of Right

Power is in nature the essential measure of right. Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdoms which cannot help itself. The genesis and maturation of a planet, its poise and orbit, the bended tree recovering itself from the strong wind, the vital resources of every animal and vegetable, are demonstrations of the self-sufficing and therefore self-relying soul.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 essay, Self-Reliance does explain the first step in any accomplishment. That step is an innate part of the nature of nature. Self-reliance is the foundation that fuels desires and awards achievements. It is the basis for our society and yet we toss it aside, and worship icons of politics and trumpeters of religion. We give up our self-reliance in order to conform to the distorted nature of fragmented truths, and non-essential doctrines that bind rather than the release the self.

The identity of the self is hidden behind moralistic tomfoolery that caters to economic power and egotistical bantering. There is no floor to the self and no boundaries set above it. There is no place where identity stops so there are many realities to explore. The self has many strands of consciousness and each strand has its own viewpoint about the nature of its reality as well as the reality of the other strands. The self mixes and merges, but maintains its own identity. The soul as Emerson describes it is a multitudinous identity that is inviolate, but changes with the expansion of self-reliance.

Power is the awareness that a transforming self flows through every aspect of the complete self. Each self is poised and orbits around the nothingness that exists within the layers of consciousness. The self is a mountain. All the parts equal the mountain, but each layer is an individual self-reliant self that express the complete self through experiences and awareness. Power is the measure of right where there is no right; there is only awareness of connected multiplicity.

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