PROMISES ARE CHEAP, HONOR IS PRICELESS
The lost art of honoring a promise is said to be blowing in the wind. I will do it. I promise, unless a gust of wind blows it out of the mind of commitment. Oh, how human nature seeks to receive a promise, how human nature seeks to give a promise. Honor, honoring self, honoring knowledge, honoring a promise, attributes that have become diluted by the conflicted mind. Do we not live in a world filled with human promises? Do we not live in a world where politicians issue promises? Do we not live in a world where parents issue promises to their children? How many of these promises are fulfilled, in reality how many honor their promises?
How many children of the past now adults, issue promises of which they honor not? Perhaps honor has become the lost art of human dignity. Socrates once said, “The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be, in reality, what we would appear to be.”
The human spirit is capable of such honor yet such corruption. The human spirit can create such beautiful inspiring art, loving helping hands, yet the human spirit can also create such rubbish that even animals would refuse to reside. Are we what we appear to be?
I asked my teacher once, “What is honor?”
His simple reply was, “Honor is the foundation of integrity; integrity is the foundation of honor.”
Words? Yes, but words that carry energy of intelligence. How many walk through life feeling intelligent? How many walk through life feeling integrity? How many walk through life feeling honor? How many feel this when no one is looking? It has been said to me, “Hossca, you have too high an expectation of people.”
My answer, “No, you have too low an expectation of people.” Perhaps that is what keeps pain in one’s comfort zone of closeted beliefs? Does that keep one feeling secure? Does that endorse one’s conviction in survival?
Promises are cheap. Honor is priceless. How many broken promises does one carry in their lifetime, a few, hundreds, or perhaps hundreds of thousands? How does that reflect on the human spirit? How does that reflect on one’s journey seeking true friendships? Perhaps honor is priceless because of its rarity. What type of world would we live in if honor and integrity were a bonded part of the human consciousness? What if every child on earth from the age of birth to three was taught the intrinsic value of honor and integrity? What type of world would exist in thirty, fifty or seventy years henceforth? You and I both know that is wishful dreaming – or is it? If you are going to dream, dream big, because the small dreams are often ignored by the conflicted mind.
Energy of consciousness, the energy of the human mind can and does translate into words. Words are energy. The tonality (quality of tone) of the words is critical in how humans communicate with each other. It is not simply what words are used, but in addition, what is the tonality of the word or words? Three simple words I love you stated in an irritated voice, does not convey the meaning of I love you. For ones to state I will use honor and integrity. I will honor my promises, stated in a vacant tone does not convey the meaning of honor and integrity. Rather, the energy being conveyed is the same energy of not honoring the person or a promise.
The word energy can be a very subjective word. Words, the tonality of words, are they a form of energy? Can the correct tonality of words be used to energize one? Can a loving passionate speech energize ones into action? Can one energize them using correct tonality of words? Can one be so energized by their own tonality of words; they develop the character of honor and integrity?
Are honor and integrity an energetic form of higher consciousness? Is living in the tonality of honor and integrity a pathway to an expanded consciousness, beyond the rubbish of humans crawling over each other seeking survival?
What would it be like if everything you did, you did with the passion of honor and integrity? What if every promise you make including the promises to yourself, be filled with honor and integrity? What if the words you use to create your dream are filled with tonality from the heart?
Some of my students have come to me stating they are having difficulties learning or seeking to comprehend the essence and philosophy of Tai Yi. A healing modality so ancient the current human brain consciousness has difficulties in comprehension. I tell them when you seek to learn with honor and integrity, the ancient comprehension center of the human mind begins to unfold within the ancient mind of human, a mind not caught up in humans crawling over each other seeking survival. I am referring to the ancient evolved humans, not Neanderthals or Denisovans.
The ancient learning center of the human consciousness is something passed down from generation to generation of humans. Some use it. Some do not. Perhaps or perhaps not, humans of the past created the Klerksdorp Spheres of South Africa, Ica Stones, the Antikythera Mechanism, Baghdad Battery, Ancient Model Aircraft, and Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica. Or for a brain bender the fossil of a human handprint estimated to be 110 million years old, or a human footprint possibly wearing a sandal, found near Delta, Utah in a shale deposit estimated to be 300 to 600 million years old. My favorite, the Dropa Stones of China. Are there ones who understand the nature of these ancient artifacts? There are some who deny their existence and go to the extent of using ridicule to prevent ones from accepting them, learning from them. Why? Why would it matter to them if someone believed in these artifacts? Why would they become angry you might not accept their belief? Perhaps the difference is some activate the ancient part of the human mind and some use the ancient part of the human brain. Perhaps this is why some humans can create and express deep love, beauty in art, song, and the written word, and some humans create and live in the sewer of human corruption. Some state, the human mind and the human brain are one and the same. What if it is the ancient brain that is in denial of the human mind? Could it be some use ridicule, to suppress the ancient human mind of which the ancient human brain fears?
If one, was to accept the philosophy of the ancient human mind how could they go about using it? Would one need to live by the principles of the ancient human mind? Could it be so simple as a choice, and the use of power of a choice to reject the social conditioning of the ancient human brain? Perhaps the brain is wired to seek survival at all cost. Animalistic nature? Perhaps the ancient brain is wired to the Neanderthals or Denisovans whose main goal in life was to survive. What if the missing link between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, is the Neanderthals did not have access to the ancient human mind? What if the missing link, is not a link because they are entirely separate species?
Honor and integrity, perhaps the key to accessing the ancient human mind. Perhaps by accessing the ancient human mind, one develops the ability to understand and learn ancient teachings on where humans came from. Perhaps as my Chinese teacher taught me, “Ones need to know where they came from in order to know where they are going.”
Why, because by knowing where they came from helps one understand who they are. If one lives in the sewer of human corruption and they do not access the ancient human mind, they simply end up further creating the sewer of human corruption.
Promises are cheap, honor is priceless. If one wants to become one who honors their promises, including their promise to themselves, use honor, use integrity and perhaps watch the ancient mind begin to open to the many possibilities that exist in life. How many difficulties do you have in life? Do you have money difficulties, health difficulties, relationships difficulties? Do you believe you deserve these difficulties? What if that belief comes from the ancient brain? Do you believe you created these difficulties so someone else will take care of them, a friend, relative, guide, or God? Does your belief system support the ancient brain or does your ancient mind support your knowing of what you deserve? Perhaps the most sensitive question of all, does your spirituality support the ancient brain of spiritual traditions that pain brings you closer to God, or does your spirituality come from the ancient mind? It is not my purpose in this blog to state one is right or one wrong. It is all a choice. If the pain continues with the ancient brain, then perhaps try the ancient mind. Perhaps there you will find relief from the pain.
In the beginning of this blog I made a statement, “The lost art of honoring a promise is said to be blowing in the wind.” Who said that? I did, I promise.