Friday, August 13, 2010

Martyring Ourselves to Caution


Instinct can be an incredibly powerful thing. It brings us home in the instant of our obedient awareness.

We all like to take risks. Many risks in life are necessary and many are rewarded. Some risks, however, are plain stupid. This article is not at all about taking risks, but about discerning the flow of our conscious awareness—listening to ourselves via the God-voice and doing that instant what we’re told.

Martyring ourselves to caution is hearing the resplendent Majesty in all the comings and goings of life and heeding the very real warnings known to life.

These come in many and varied ways... and this is not just a negative charge. It’s about good risk management practice in each of our personal and interpersonal lives that goes toward our momentary and eventual spiritual success.

The truest identification we have with this particular phenomenon is when we surrender to the Spirit, in a moment of temptation for gain, so we do not lose that which morally and spiritually we cannot reclaim. We forego the temptation for gain by not selling what we cannot lose otherwise.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

Acknowledgement: inspiration for the title of this article came from Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell (1994) album.

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