I've been thinking and worrying sometimes like this.
Now what do I do?
What am I supposed to be?
Who am I supposed to be?
WHAT DO I WANT?
And I can't say for sure that I can answer these all, YET, but I can see where a lot of limits, a lot of useless pointless restrictions are fading away. They're not all gone yet, not ny far, but they're weak and failing. They're a bunch of lies and excuses and crutches that I'm seeing I don't need.
And I've been thinking, with the world as it is, and the daily news being so bad, and the truly offensive handling of the 9/11 anniversary by the media, just what must I do to be sure that I am not part of the world's problems.
How can I be a Real Man, or put another way, maybe a better way, How can I be a Real Human Being. I mean, a set of genitals, a sexual preference, what difference does that really, really make?
What do I do? How shall I live?
This is what I have come up with. Partly, I put this together to have something that I created to share at the retreat next week and I want to share it with you all first.
I know I am a Real Man because these are the ideals to which I aspire:
Take care of yourself so you can take care of who and what you care for.
Make sure you do not prevent others from taking the same care.
Honor, protect, and preserve Life.
Throw out the trash: The physical, the mental, and the emotional trash.
Do your share. And then do more if you are able.
Speak the Truth. Seek the Truth. If it eludes you, or you decide it is unknowable, then...
Have Faith. At the very least, have Faith in Life. Start there.
Ask for help. Ask for Love. Give them freely.
Take care guys. Love to you all.
You can be Captain of your ship, but notof the Sea