It is often said that what we do and say defines us.
I beg to differ:
- Is it not the other way around?
- Is it not who and what we are that defines our actions and words?
- Is it not our inner feelings, emotions, thoughts – and sometimes our logic – that drive us to do what we manifest?
The answer is “Yes”.
And I put logic last since it is more than often not the thing that drives us.
- Think back in your own life. Are you where you are because of logic? Did you get involved with your partner because of logic? Do you have 3 kids because of logic? Do you work where you work and do what you do because of some flurry of logic?
The answer is “No”.
As much as we would like to think we are the pinnacle, the top of the tree – The Bee, never mind the bees knees – we are far from it.
It has been said that humans use less than 5% of their brain capacity.
I believe that it is far less than that. I don’t think we use even 0.5% of our brain capacity. And we are constructed that way. We do not have the physical, mental, psychological, emotional, intellectual and spiritual make-up to use even that tiny fraction of what we carry in our cranium.
And I am not going to buy into some genetic, biological or sociological gumpf here (done enough study in sociology, psychology and criminology in my time) that absolve us from our actions or non-actions. Such as “I had a terrible life as a child, Your Honour. And I was under the influence of drugs Your Honour. That is why I did this and that. So please humor me and give me a pass on this deed”.
We have been given this Life. For which we are responsible in all aspects. Our job is to develop it. Maintain it. Respect it. Use it for the good.
So let this then be the year in which our words and deeds be defined by who we are. Not the other way around.
Welcome to 2016.