Tag: honest search
Hello my friend,
Welcome to the 30th installment of The Creative Journey, the experience of one Charles Yerkes, Eadarian Poet, perpetuator, and otherwise mildly creative and excessively modest personage.
I was struck with the thought that a life lived nobly is one where the person does not make living so his focus. He simply does it.
A friend asked me just what makes a person “Non-Sissy”, referencing our Non – Sissy Poetry Broadcast. The answer I gave her also applies to living nobly. Since a life lived nobly is a non – sissy life. It is the life of one unafraid to ask the tough questions in life, AND who is then bold enough to live out the answers received. One courageous enough to change and grow, yet also strong enough to stand-alone when he / she must.
Asking the questions, digging for the answers and then not stopping there and hiding out behind the mask of “making an honest search of things.” Simply because the answers you have been given you like not. It is the embracing of those answers that is the mark of a truly noble life.
How does this tie in with the opening paragraph? The nobly lived life does dig for the answers, is brave enough to ask the toughest questions and then focuses on accepting and applying the answers in their life. Notice the focus is on being honest – on finding the truth and living it. Not on “being noble”.
When one makes a certain concept the end goal, one automatically subjects oneself to an arbitrary set of rules that actually limit and shackle one from truly achieving what is desirable to obtain in that concept. Then it becomes superficial. Its meaning is lost. And we soon get tired of trying to live up to an idea, that while sounding good – is actually viewed as rather pointless.
If that were the only harm it would be bad enough. But once a concept becomes the focus, those so focusing tend to become legalistic in living it out and harshly judgmental of those not so living.
So my wish for you my friend is that you Live Nobly and Live Well. With out making that your focus.
Eadarian Poet, Perpetuator, Photographer, and Fiddle Player