Thursday, October 26, 2006

Shock and Awwwwww

I have come to accept the fact that my personality, as defined by the military, is “Shock and Awe”. I realize not everyone is the same; I am the exception that proves the rule. I have come to this point by “hook or crook”; not down a purposeful pathway. Yet I have learned a couple of things.

All of our learning’s and interactions over the course of a lifetime should be an abrasion of course personalities. Honing each of us into polished gems of existence.

But first our core personality must be made of solid rock; able to withstand abuse, erosion, chipping and wear. We must be able to turn inside ourselves for our solace and foundation. And what we, as individuals, can not endure can be conquered when we all come together to form a dam of resistance and change.
However, a lot of people are not afforded a solid “personality of being”; or they have it torn away at an early age; never to see it again. We are born existential creatures. From an early age our self knowledge is very incomplete; as we grow we build shells, and covers and blankets and hidey-holes. Once cognizant, our goal is to whittle away the veneers revealing the gem in all of its facets.

But what if we could skip the “battle preparation” stages when we erect the walls and the DMZ’s and the blockades and the moats? What if all of our interactions were loving and caring and nurturing and pruning and growing?

What would be the possibilities?

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