Me, Myself & I

Me, Myself & I

20th Post Challenge of 31

 

Hillel, a most influential Rabbi of all time, once upon a time said:

 

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

 

I find this quote extremely interesting, sensational and could natter about it for hours; however, I shall restrain myself even though I wholeheartedly believe ‘resistance is futile’…

 

The struggle of thy self is indeed a struggle mightier than the deadliest famine. At least when there is a shortage of food some may be lucky enough to escape, to seek greener pastures. But when thy self, the grandiose ego, spreading like an out of control bush fire wins it causes mass destruction of the soul.

 

How does one dance the dance of love, peace, acceptance when the soul’s been destroyed? Unless we accept we can’t always be ‘good’, and ‘bad’ can coexist as long as we lean towards more good than bad.

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