Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting around for somebody to give you flowers"
Friday, July 29, 2011 || 8:47 PM
Carl Jung puffed on his pipe. "Believe in God?" He mused out loud. Well, we use the word believe when we think that something is true but don't yet have a substantial body of evidence to support it. No I don't believe in God. I know there's a God.
The evil of compartmentalization
Human beings have a remarkable capacity to take things which are related to one another and place them into separate airtight containers so they don't rub up against each other and cause too much pain.
For example, we're all familiar with someone who claims that he/she is a frequent church go-er, he/she praises God all the time, believing that the individual loves God truly. But that same person, for example, has no trouble submitting to his company's policy of dumping toxic wastes in the local stream.
Easy way to operate, but integrity, it is not.
The word integrity comes from the same root as integrate. It means to achieve wholeness, which is the opposite of compartmentalize. The latter is easy, the former is painful. Integrity requires us to be fully open to the conflicting forces and ideas and stresses in life, and take a stand.
- Further along the road less traveled