I am alone!Submitted by The Pen on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 22:12
To all the souls here driven to liberty and for it, this day finds me alone. I've come to realize a great crossroads when considering liberty. That crossroads is my children. Maybe I have been controlling for some time now when it comes to the protection of my children. Maybe I have been controlling for some time now when it comes to the future our representatives are destroying for them.
For those of us here who are privileged enough to have shared some or most of our lives with another; in health, in sickness, in poverty, in uncertainty, in desperation and in love, let me tell you I write this a lesser prided, humble man this evening. The last thing I ever want to be is controlling, or think that I have the ability to control others. Liberty has taught me better! When it comes to your own children, all of us here would agree that everything we discuss here, everything we vent about is for their future, their chance to have a betterment of society and the liberties we hope such society will foster.
I have come to realize this night that I only have complete control over my own body, my own spirit, my own health. Try as I may to influence those things in my children, I must recognize there is another person who has their utmost protection in mind...even if such views do not align with my own. You see, in marriage you come to realize through many vital and pivotal moments that even though compromise isn't always possible, surrender is.
I feel it invasive and unnecessary to expand on the details of what it is I'm sharing with you all. I hold far to much respect for my wife to share the details, but I will tell you all this: liberty isn't always how we wish it to be. Liberty is the ultimate concept of compassion and love, but it CANNOT be confined to what it is we believe alone or defined by what we view as ultimately right. I am man who would take a bullet without thought if it meant saving my children, but I've come to realize there is another who is willing to do the same.
This night I share with you the most heart-wrenching thread I've ever shared. I do not share this but for the benefit of all of us to recognize that sometimes our view of liberty isn't exactly the same view of those who hold a stake in the lives of those we've created together; through love, trust and spirit. Sometimes you must let go of those you love most in order to entrust that those you love most also hold intentions that are true, genuine and for the best of intention.
For all that will come to pass, remember this: you ONLY have complete control over your own choices, health and mind. You do not have complete control over those you love most, including your own children. Complete control is not aligned with liberty and there must always remain the sacred understanding between those you cherish most that your opinion is not the only opinion there is and that your view is not the only view.
I love you all and I wish you all the greatest life you could ever hope for, but recognize that those you share your deepest abysses with will never see the world with your eyes...they cannot see but with their own. And maybe that is the point of liberty...for those who mean the most to us and those who we do not know, that in communication of ideas comes the true emancipation of liberty, which is the emancipation that each of us must always be right, in control and above all others. People do not want to be told what to do and whether they are being told to submit to the State or to Liberty we must recognize that submission is not the path by which Liberty is sparked. Liberty comes from the delicate balance of empathy, realization and surrender. In surrender there is an immense liberation in knowing you fought as long as you could and that what comes will tell if your fight was worthy or not.
We should all recognize by now that our fight for what we believe and hold as principle is not lost by our surrender of it to the consciousness we share in common. Together, we are never alone. We all come into this dimension, this Earth through the understanding that those we blessed with our conception were those we also understood were in need of a great inspiration, a great impact. Let those who have impacted us most find their own way to liberty, however they may.
Peace and Love always and forever.