Posted by: Dr Churchill | August 2, 2013

If you don’t stand for something – You falling for everything

The great poet Rainer Rilke wrote: ‘Hier zu sein ist so viel’
Meaning: ‘To be here is immense.’

Nowhere does the silence of the infinite lean so intensely as around the form of a new born baby.

Whether a physical baby or a spiritual one — it’s all the same.

A book is a baby. A new Company is a baby. A new Social Enterprise is a baby. A new Institutions is a baby. A new Nation is a baby. A new You is a baby…  But whatever the new being might be we need to support it gently and revere it as if the world belongss to the new born. Especially when we are speaking of a Child…

Because once we arrive, we enter into the inheritance of everything that has preceded us; we become heirs to the world. To be born is to be chosen. To be created and come to birth is to be blessed. Some primal kindness chose us and brought us through the forest of dreaming until we could emerge into the clearance of individuality, with a path of life opening before us through the world.

The beginning often holds the clue to everything that follows. Given the nature of our beginning, it is no wonder that our hearts are imbued with longing for beauty, meaning, order, creativity, compassion, and love, We approach the world with this roster of longings and expect that in some way the world will respond and confirm our desire.

Our longing knows it cannot force the fulfillment of its desire; yet it does instinctively expect that primal benevolence to respond to it. This is the threshold where blessing comes alive.

And to fulfill the Mission of this Life we make a Deal.
We stand for Something…

Hopefully something Great.

We espouse a Cause.

We join a Movement.

We aspire for Definition…

That’s how we become adults.


And if you haven’t found something worth Standing for or better something worth dying for — You aren’t really Living…


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