To seek understanding, you must first understand what it is you're seeking. We often times want to do what's best in life without really taking the time to understand who's lives' we're impacting with what we think is best. I have allot of trouble with people who go around with a self righteous perspective! Always condescending their views on others. And never really taking the time to understand the shortcomings of their own existence. Because they're too busy judging others! From my perspective if life were perfect, then we could all be born and just go straight to heaven. But I'm a man of faith, so that's just my view of the generalized world. I believe we're all sent here to learn something! And what that is I guess we all have to figure out on our own. It's like that old saying, ".....walk a mile in my shoes!" Sometimes I have trouble walking a mile in my own shoes. So I have great respect for people who manage to navigate themselves through troubling times in their own lives. Because that's really what the shoe theory is all about. And in fact I happen to be a man of many shoes; as opposed to a man of many hats. I like shoes! They challenge my everyday existence. I have to think about just what's right for the day before I put a pair on. Lest I get caught halfway down the road and stub my toe on a rock, all because I didn't put on the right pair of shoes. I like to have shoes for just about anything! And I think I do. Life has taught me that! Some people think I have too many shoes. But at this point in my life I think I have just enough to know which ones not to wear on any given day. And that's a great choice to have. Some people don't have choices; or the choices they have are slim to none! And that's a very sad position to be in. However we must all respect peoples choices in life. Even if we don't necessarily agree. People should always have a right to choose. And we should always respect that right. For our life isn't their life, and their life isn't ours. And somewhere in there I think you might find the beauty of God! And learn the temperament's of self. For we are all created as individuals. So who can truly say which walk is best in a protracted state. I've heard the greatest things in life have in truth been built on mountains of failure. So do we dare to fail in order to succeed? And do we dare to trust beyond the understanding of self? To care is not just a four letter word. And understanding, despite what people might think must first start in your heart, not in your mind! It gives clarity to the truth of ones disposition. And enlightens you to the compassion of the disposition of others. One never really knows what trails, and trials, and tribulations life will take us on. So we should all have reverence in the form of enlightened compassion for the miss steps of others. Because one never really knows whether they might one day end up in those same set of shoes. Even if it's not their own pair, they still might have to wear them. And that could be a painful thought, if your shoes are to big for your feet!
Bless you all in the name of Jesus! Blessed Brother Sirvante