Each person sets their own code by which they live by. The trouble usually starts when the rest of the world doesn’t adhere to it.
Living by the code can often be a source of frustration and rebellion. It may lead one to rebel, for rebellion’s sake. It’s in the code. This is when pride becomes counter-productive, but especially if the person that suffers the most is YOU.
You can become an angry and bitter person if you cannot or rather will not accept the nature of our species.
The condition of being human is that we are flawed. We often have flawed reasoning, logic and the bi-product is irrationality and emotionality.
Living by the code may be the source of your own alienation, alien among the species simply because you view the world from behind Lucifer’s Lens.
“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” – Confucius
Will you become Jaded, or will you bend like the reed?
In order to spiral upward, we must first spiral inward. Self-reflection is the mirror that we care most to avoid, isn’t it?
Why is it so difficult to see ourselves for what we are?
Are we ashamed of our condition? Are we to deny our nature and thus pretend we are not the ravenous creature staring back?
We each have needs, and wants; we are starved for them. Do we really want the misery of our daily toils? To be free of our mortal coil?
Then why, I ask...Do we spend so much time seeking it?
Why can’t we see ourselves in the moment, the very instance that we set it in motion and step back to prevent our demise?
Causality, in our complete totality.
Instead we seem to prefer fuel the flame that burns within our very souls charring us to brimstone and ash. How delicious the taste of iron in our mouths must be! It must be, instead of the pleasures of the ambrosia meant for gods!
Tell the tall tales of your pain, rather than gazing into the mirror to see the path behind you. What rolls ahead is certainly within your power; however the Will of the true self is shackled within a dream.
Oh we beautiful dreamers!
Be honest with yourself for once in your miserable lives and admit that it’s easier to imagine it than it is to accomplish it!
The code by which you live is just another rigid dogma to hold in your hand like a rod you stir the embers with.
By rod and by staff, live by it…But don’t presume to think that you are fooling, you are living the Fool.
You want others to adhere to your code,
you need it.
You try to live with honor and the code guides you,
even if it’s into utter oblivion!
You stand at the event horizon,
Living the code.