Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Why Rush / Click To Donate

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The urge to ignore should always be ignored. Have you ever watched a child close their eyes, in the special way used especially to make things or people disappear. Tots often believe it is that easily done, but life quickly teaches the rest of humanity that truth will not vanish simply because you close your eyes to it.
Stumbling over truth is a common human frailty, falling at its base happens too. But rushing on only robs you of any lesson it has to teach. Some of my most valuable enlightening moments have been spent on my ass, after such a tumble. I always sit, a spell, just to examine my wounds and insure that I will be able to stand tall once I regain my footing.
In the echoing silence, after the fall, I listen to the quiet voice inside. It tells of the peace that is possible once the truth is accepted, not as an enemy, but as a teacher. It tells of the beauty waiting just ahead of this momentary roadblock. It tells of strength gained from the struggle of scaling its plateau and gives a recipe just for you about how to access the endurance necessary to succeed.
It warns that to let it keep you wounded only dooms you to the place you lay. It foretells of wisdom gained from stepping high enough to stand on the truth then travel on past it. It promises to assist you in the climb, and it always delivers what is needed. But you have to take the time to listen.
This world is traveling at hyper speed. In some things we have no power over how fast we go. Why rush past the lessons that will make you stronger...longer? Why rush past the only voice that will never lie? Why rush past the answers? Why rush past peace?