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Recieved: 2000/05/21 10:28
Subject: Re: [K-list] Chat
From: Mario Floryn

On 2000/05/21 10:28, Mario Floryn posted thus to the K-list:

ckressATnospamaol.com wrote:

> (1) I would have also asked, "What motivated me to ask Goddess if I could
> alleviate some of humanity's pain?" Was it only to impress myself and the
> world with my compassion, or was it to truly find a constructive expression
> of my sadness and compassion? Did my prayer to the Goddess arise from a desire
> to regard myself as noble and good or is there a part of me that is
> noble and good that sincerely wants to help? Maybe it was both, and maybe both
> need to be examined and honored. Maybe my impulse to pray for guidance on how
> I might help came from Goddess implanting in me a desire to do this. Maybe some
> of my ideas/feelings are not coming from me as an isolate ego-self, but from me
> as an extension of the whole. Maybe all of them are in some way coming from
> this...
> (2)We can repress our beauty as well as our shadow qualities. We can be afraid
> of expressing our finer qualities for fear of becoming grandiose or because
> we're afraid that we're not really good enough to carry something so precious.
> Some of us are more willing to admit to our failings and
> egocentricities than to our good-heartedness, especially in therapeutic or
> spiritually-oriented settings where confessing to one's darker tendencies is
> applauded as courageous progress. Standing honestly and openly in the light of
> our own beauty feels much more naked and vulnerable.

  Hi there,

I'd like to comment on these two thoughts here.

(1) You're right when you say it's probably a combination of motives. But the
part which says 'to find a constructive expression of my sadness and compassion'
resonated the most.

(2) That's true. And it implies (somewhat indirectly) that in order to give love
to others, one must start by loving oneself first. Which is also about coming
clear with your darker side and surrendering.




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