“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.
What does it mean–to undertake something with painstaking excellence? Does it mean to get every detail right? Does it mean doing the utmost at every point to make it work? I would like to believe that when I work at anything, especially things that might be of value to others. I get intimidated by excellence. I would rather at this point anyway to paraphrase Sondheim, not worry that it not be perfect, just worry that it won’t be. Maybe what I do will not show painstaking excellence but getting closer and closer in intention. Namaste, G
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Three of Pentacles by G A Rosenberg
Mandala with Inner Sphere Reversal by G A Rosenberg
“The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
Some people see the world as a balancing act. They warn each other and themselves about karma and how it will catch up to them. I see it, at least today, at this moment as being a zero-sum equation, everywhere every when existing outside of time in perfect balance, not so much crime and punishment as all the dualities on all the scales on an even keel. Always has been, always will be and indeed has been and will be have lost their meanings as well. Every sin has been redeemed, every sorrow matched with joy, good deeds and bad deeds and even their perspectives have come to be seen part of an eternity. By that, I am not stating the oneness that so many people into (sorry I can’t call it the New Age movement because for something who’s adherents talk about oneness there sure are a diversity of beliefs in there), at the most fundamental levels I believe it exists, we are all part of this multiversal eternity yet individual parts, imperfect in our moments, yet perfect in the parts that we occupy / are playing. That’s the way things tend to look to me at this here/now anyway. Namaste –GAR
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Outpouring by G A Rosenberg