Being Sand in the Wheel

Lenten reflection on being unique

Ich bin was ich bin, weiss was ich bin, und muss mich nicht anpassen nur weil du grösser, stärker, und dominierender bist. Haus an der Obergrundstrasse in Luzern - I am what I am, I know who I am, and I don´t have to assimilate just because you are bigger, stronger, and more dominant.
I am what I am, I know who I am, and I don´t have to assimilate just because you are bigger, stronger, more profitable, and more dominant. This house in Lucerne has, as far back as I can remember, been misaligned in the eyes of modern city planners.

 

  • the conscious decision not to be driven by fads.
  • the conscious decision not to be driven by fears.
  • the conscious decision not to confuse uniqueness and consumerist individualism.
  • the conscious decision not to live at the expense of others.
  • the conscious decision to be guided by values and principles that are in agreement with one´s own conscience.
  • the conscious decision to be guided by values and principles that have been recognized, after careful discernment, to be divine will.

To live consciously. To be unique.

“To be humble is not to make comparisons. Secure in its reality, the self is neither better nor worse, bigger nor smaller, than anything else in the universe. It *is*–is nothing, yet at the same time one with everything.” (Dag Hammerskjöld, from the book: Markings)

 

“We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

to live consciously - bewusst leben
to live consciously – avoiding traps

 

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

 

See also my earlier entry: The significance of the insignificance of self

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