Saturday, October 2, 2010
By Joshua Clayton
No matter if we are mortal or immortal, time is valuable. What will you spend it doing? Well, I can answer that question for myself. Improving the world for myself personally as well as universally in all the ways I can. Now let me help you answer that question for you: Well, real wealth is the extent you can help others in the way that you can help others. Real power is improving your reality to the extent you want it improved, universally in small or large ways. Real love is a life worth living at all levels. It is that simple, yet that complex. Sure, it takes those three things to live a great life, but each life is an individual thing in all ways. There is no such genuine thing as a "collective life" except when it comes to phony social science polls and political tricks with opinions and the like.
So, I begin again: No matter if we are mortal or immortal, time is valuable. But what is not valuable is if it is spent totally unconsciously or destructively, or if the "good parts" are missed in order to get through all the "bad parts." I remember this motion picture known as "Click" where all of life was "skipped," good and bad, my point is that all life is worth living, if you are not enjoying, you are learning a lesson that teaches you to enjoy the good more. If you are mortal in consciousness, your immortality of consciousness is enjoyable once you realize how to use its nature; I refer to it this way, because consciousness is energy and really immortal in nature, the only constant in it is change, time, and existence, in that order. Indeed, to win we only have to live, really live. I will not reveal too much in this article except hints. But know this for certain, living purely animal pleasures and being evil is never really satisfying or value producing in the sense that we want it to be. On the other hand overt good, and overt altruism are the same things only reversed, but just as bad. The chord of balance is power, as the valid Asian Martial Arts philosophies have said before me. Why do you think that those philosophies survived for thousands of years, while unbalanced and fearful philosophies based on fear have been "fly by night" and not workable for any long term. Time is valuable as a commodity and a reality to us all, and nothing can change that reality. That is the key to the staying power, revolution power and evolution power of a philosophy, science, government or religion. Fear and force are games, and that is all they are. But real understanding and tolerance are the most serious things in existence. What will you spend your time doing? Fear and force or understanding and tolerance? It is in our hands. We need to make a decision, we need to lead ourselves.
My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.