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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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What’s Your Motivation?
What motivates you? What is the guiding principle(s) by which you steer your course? The Rede? Freedom and Justice for All? Honor? Kindness? Truth?
Have you ever had to wrestle with conflicting impulses or actions that may be contrary to what you hold to be your guide? How did you resolve it?
Is there a quotation (or quotations) that best sums up the ideals that you try to live up to or that is your inspiration? Please share it!
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| L:ife Changes ||Nov 24th. at 4:42:33 pm UTC|
|Thomas (Moscow ID) ||Age: 22 - Email |
Well, I have just gone through a massive purge, leaving behind the detruis of life and moving forward, in a sense, healing. I found the power of the craft, and the power of the mind, brought me into this change (kicking and screaming(; and worked me through it. I shed my old skin and cringed as my new shell began to harden. I was vulnerable for a time, just as many of us are during these things, but the Dvine and those I loved protected me. In a way my motivation for years, wether I knew it or not, has been to heal.
| PLEASE FIGHT FOR ALL LIFE AND FOR OUR MOTHER EARTH!! ||Nov 24th. at 7:19:26 pm UTC|
|inanna (california) ||Age: 33 - Email |
"there's never a wrong time to do the right thing."
"the most important thing in life is to live your life for something more important than your life."
~ william james
and in regards to these quotes i have something more to say:
Now more than ever, every single soul on earth who values life and the planet that sustains this life, needs to take a stand, to be a participant in an effectual movement towards peace and tolerance within humanity. To aid in the prevention of never-ending war and unspeakable human rights violations, we need to be willing to put forth any effort.
Right now we ALL have a choice to make - either we decide that four billion years of life was all for nothing, and give our Creator the finger, telling him that we didn't really care for his gift anyway; or we realize that life is what we choose, and take the power back from those who would forceably choose for us. Because there are no shades of grey here, it is either one or the other, and time is a luxury we no longer have. The course of action chosen now will have no certain way from which to return.
The world that the leaders of the globe are creating is nothing short of hell. Whether one aids in its creation or not is a choice one makes not just for oneself, but for every living, breathing thing on this planet and those yet to come. Care to let them down?
Because no man, woman, child, or animal should ever have to fear the world that they live in - and this world is their only option. At any time humanity could choose to live in peace, yet we choose to perpetuate hell. There are more intelligent ways of dealing with overpopulation than war.
--it doesn't have to be this way.
DON'T LET THE US GOVN'T SCARE YOU INTO GIVING UP YOUR RIGHTS!!!
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| Getting Back To Where We Once Belonged... ||Nov 24th. at 8:49:44 pm UTC|
|Lance Reid (Silverdrake) (Nashville, Tennessee) ||Age: 54 - Email |
I live my life using ideas as my map (thank you Bob Dylan). The ideas which motivate me may be found in the book "Sacred Pleasure" by Rianne Eisler. I feel that the human race did not evolve to this place by trying to wipe each other out. I believe that the worship of the Great Goddess was part of our natural evolution. Our sense of the sacred was much different than most mainstream cultures today. We valued cooperation, healing, nurturing, love and pleasure. The Dominator Patriarchy evolved out of environmental and social stresses five or six thousand years ago. They value competition, fear, pain, power, ownership and victory over each other and nature. Their institutions remain in power through the threat of pain and physical violence. I am very out of place in this system. I realize that I cannot bring it down by myself, but must live my life to bring some light to my little corner of the world. The values of the Dominator Patriarchy have brought us to a dead end. We can now destroy our species and many others in the process. We made a wrong turn. Bringing back the worship of the Goddess is essential to the survival of the human race.
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