Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Being – the act of willful intent to simply be…


by M. J. Joachim

In the moment, at the table, on the job, in the conversation…

Being ready, being involved, being human…

“To be or not to be, that is the question….” (Shakespeare)

Being loving, being loyal, being real…

The subtle and not so subtle act of being, with all that it entails…

Being distant, being guarded, being selfish…

These too are voluntary human acts of being.

We are negative, angry, haughty and egotistical, all in the name of being proud and worthy of our peers. Seems ironic, doesn’t it? We feel the need to stand tall, make others feel less than who we think we are and deserve to be. So we talk, strut, gossip and squash those unwilling or unable to “be our equal.”

From the dawn of mankind, it has been human against human in a trivial rival, competing for one-upmanship. Is anyone the wiser for it? Has the price of being human been too high, when determined by those who qualify what is and isn’t good, in a world where all are loved enough to die for, thanks to love poured out on us by God, a God who became one of us and died at our hands?

Thank you for visiting Effectively Human.

Until next time, I wish you every good thing,

M. J.

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