Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Number Sixty Seven

As children, our days are made for us.  We react to what each moment brings, captive of the pleasure or the pain.  The development of a soul -- in the arc of a single life, and over many lives -- grows from choices.  Events don't matter.  The narrative does not matter.  The response to each event is what matters.  The moment of choice -- the path that forks toward love or compensatory acts, toward a sense of thou or mere pain management -- is what matters.  Choosing is the highest form of human consciousness.

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