Of tolerance and compromising

Long time again since i last wrote something but here's something again - like the slogan says, stuff here is "everyday thoughts" and for a quite a while now work and life has had so much stuff happening that i've really had no time to sit and digest the stuff.

Today i took the time, went to a nearby  canal from my office and meditated -
took a deep breath and just sat there. And the result is that now i have 2
thought lines that i'm trying to follow if they reveal something.

Anyhow. I was having a small chat on facebook with a one guy the other day and talk turned into a old Issue that got blown out of proportions.  If i'd generalize the message from the conversation, i'd would be something like this: It's ok to hold a group of people "under your leash" if you do it for right reasons.

As a rastaman, and as a thinking person i have to wonder that isnt that statement already fulfilled in already existing system?  Everything works to a degree if masses people follow the same rules and offenders will be punished.  Still slaving for the system, it still has hold of your mind - how you think and act.

Its like a parrot saying the same sentences over and over again because those are what where teached to it.

Still, i don't really want anarchy either but still i want real freedom. I am free - or atleast i do want to be - to practice my life as i want. But if I take my freedom my morals and rules the next level and extend it toeveryone, what am i? I'd be nothing but a new incarnation of mind controlling product of the system.

I couldn't live with myself if i'd knowingly downpressed a fellow man.

Smaller question or iteration of what i wrote above, could be directed to myself about the same topic. Am i passing judgement here or am i falling to the same brothers keepers mode. And things get even deeper when you shut the door in front of your brother whom's acts you might not approve but you mingle with liars and thiefs.  Wickedness increase.  I don't mean to rant here nor am i pointing fingers to any camps - this is a generic question to each and every man:

Where do you draw the line of tolerance and compromise in your life?

2 comments:

  milla

August 6, 2010 at 12:30 AM

I must say you just put words for the thought I have been thinking for the past year now. As I have found my peace in my way of living I realize I constantly judge others in my mind for their actions. So what does that make me? In time I have been trying to get rid of that " judging", not all are suppose to live the way I live, but still finding my way has pushed me further from others. Interstings writings, thanks for this, gave me a lot to think about.

  jani

August 21, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Give thanks for a reply Milla and apologies for a late reply.

If i share abit more of my thoughts on this topic, i'd have to say that the "judging" part of a human behaviour is all too natural. I know for a fact and can say that almost every day it is struggle for myself too to avoid making haste conclusions about matters at hand. And that ultimately leads to passing the judgement.

It just saddens me that i see people, who crown themselves with titles and hold them selves higher beings than their friends and all the people in around them in their daily lifes. This is all too widespread in "dread" culture.

On my own behalf, i make mistakes but when ever i cool off, i try to reason with myself and ask for a a forgiveness on my actions and try to learn to behave more tolerant against others. Its hard but thats a road i know i have to trod forwards.

Give thanks for Most High for showing me im not a perfect in every aspect.