The easiest and most common opinions are readily rewarded, and dissenting voices are most readily punished by the unthinking mass. Some of this belief stems from the permanent arrogance of a culture blinded by its own prejudice. There is always a battle of unique pressure to conform to the masses.
E.E. Cummings who never cowered from being his unconventional self said; “he despised fear, and his life was lived in defiance of all who ruled by it.”
Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to FEEL. Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you are a lot of other people: but the moment you FEEL, you are nobody-but-yourself. To FEEL in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you conform like everybody else will allow you creative integrity.
What can assist you to FEEL, is to be in touch with your SOUL. (yes the SOUL again, from previous posts). The SOUL consists of VISION, SPIRIT, HEART, INDIVIDUALITY, PERSONALITY, PHILOSOPHY and ELOQUENCE. To always FEEL those seven qualities, you will always be true to yourself and YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO FIGHT THE MASSES.
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU COULD FEEL IF YOU PAID ATTENTION TO YOUR SOUL. FEEL YOUR SOUL AND BE YOUR OWN PERSON, BE LIKE NO ONE ELSE. WOW!!! HOW BEAUTIFUL TO BE SO DEFIANT.
Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
I am learning to accept my feelings, good and bad. To FEEL what it is to be in this moment, without expectation of where I should be, but rather where I am. It is in this spirit that I honor my Creator, for having me be AS I AM.
Another wonderful post! Love the E.E. Cummings quote. 💜