Ambition, Duty and Honor

“Ambition is longing for what we do not yet possess, Duty is giving deference to the role that we play, and Honor is retaining deference for what is right, regardless of the personal cost that we might pay.

Ambition affords us some preliminary fuel to direct our unbridled urges, Duty an assumed direction for our energies, and Honor the true focus of our purest intentions.”

-Gump

“The absence of Fear can lead us to ruin, as fear keeps our bodies alive and safe. Fear is the primary force that keeps us bound to the Duty of our role, Honor only reveals itself when Fear is shown to be the unreal fiction that it is.”

-Gump

Our Own Reality

“If we want to know, we know, if we do not want to know, 

even the purest truth cannot convince us of anything.”

-Gump

Our personal reality is formed from a mix of our genes and our experiences. 

To augment our own understanding of reality, knowledge must be actively sought through risking our own internal creative angst, by seeking out the challenges that we know we must conquer and by meeting the ongoing obstacles that life throws at us every day. 

The latter is required of us if we are to survive, the second if we are to thrive and the first is we are to truly live.

Our perspective can be very narrow or very wide, our fundamental human endowment of choice, or directing our view of reality onto our world, sets the tone for our experiences either very narrow or very wide. 

We control the volume and the clarity of our life experience, or we do not, that is power of human awareness.

We direct our own life experience, or by default, we are directed.

Duty and Honor

“It is very easy to confuse honor with duty. Sometimes we lose our ability to fulfill what our role expects of us, but we can always do the honorable thing, no matter what it costs us. Duty, though necessary for life, fosters comparisons, judgment and guilt in the absence of honor.”

-Gump

A Spectrum vs. Monochromatic

When you love people, and see them as their best, they know it and you feel it. 

When external circumstances change, those who don’t see the world in this way, waiver in their beliefs and behavior to adapt to their environment, as they do not possess adequate control of their internal realms. 

We can all have acute fits and upsets, it’s when we change people in our own minds, that we fail and lose their trust forever. 

I’ve had more trouble in life as a result of other people’s beliefs and projections, than I’ve ever created as a result of my own actions, though I take full responsibility for every experience in my life. 

This has been my lesson, people judge instead of actively acquiring the ability to discern experiences accurately. 

A love of people is requisite for a discerning, rather than the default judgmental posture. 

The world is a wide spectrum of color when we can discern, but only black and white when we settle for judgment and the appearance of being right and not actually being true to our being.

Head or Heart

“If you must choose between placing your trust in you head or your heart, always go with your heart, it has access to truths your mind could never comprehend.”-Gump