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March 3, 2015

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What happens when hell on earth becomes heaven on earth?

Will anyone even notice?

What happens to those who believe that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing us he doesn’t exist if they suddenly find themselves in a place where the devil truly does not exist?
And what happens to that place?

What happens when the excuses we all have used so effectively and acceptably to cover up our lies, shortcomings, or poor and self-centered choices stop becoming excuses and start becoming what really happened?

What happens then to those who really were sick?
What happens to those who actually made an honest mistake?
What happens to those who really did get stuck in traffic?
What happens to the man or woman or boy or girl who actually needed their rights read?

What happens when our faith in each other, in our families, in our friends and those we try so hard to trust in a world that has become so untrusting becomes something more than a belief or hope or prayer we struggle to cling to when doubt and fear and betrayal threaten to close our hearts and minds?

What if I really didn’t mean it the way you took it?
Will you stop hating me?

What happens when the most important lessons we strive to teach our children no longer need to be taught?
What happens when children really are smarter than their parents and teachers?

What happens when masculinity lies in one’s ability to be soft, not hard?
What happens when femininity is nurtured to be more than just nurturing?

What if I really didn’t understand?
What if I really didn’t know better?

Will you forgive me?

What happens when we stop telling people it’s OK to make mistakes and they are not supposed to be perfect and start allowing people to make mistakes and stop expecting them to be perfect?

What happens to a declaration of independence and a bill of rights in a world where all men and women truly are created equal and all of us truly are free?
What happens to those who fight for civil rights when everyone learns to be civil?

What happens to warriors when we finally win the war against war?
Do you have an exit strategy for your internal conflict?

Do you believe the people you believe in?
Do you believe in the people you believe?
I never allow myself to think those questions could have different answers.
So the line I ride is between the only two answers – yes and no – a choice between love and hate.

What side of the line do you stand on?
Do you even know where you stand?
How can you be so sure?
Don’t you realize the line is moving faster than you can run?

Here’s a philosophical wake up call taken straight from mathematical fact –
Every line we see is actually an infinite circle
So here is the real question:
Are you inside looking out or are you outside looking in?

Have you ever considered the possibility that our world is not the scary dark place we were raised to think it is?
Have you ever considered there is no such thing as necessary evil?
Have you ever considered that we live in a world of light and that is the rule, not the exception and if we stop living and hiding in the shadows we just might see that the shadows only exist because we are the ones casting them?

Have you ever considered that you might have spent so long in the light you started to believe you were the sun?
Have you ever considered that you might have spent so long in the dark you started to believe that you were the shadow?

Have you ever considered that the only reason anyone can’t see the light is because you have placed yourself above them?
Have you ever considered that the only reason you are in the dark is because you have placed others above you?

Have you ever considered stepping down the ladder instead of climbing it?
Have you ever considered inviting others to join you on the ground instead of trying to knock them off their pedestal?

Have you ever considered the possibility that all people truly are loving and kind and brilliant and beautiful?
Have you ever considered applying what you believe instead of just preaching it?

Consider it.

Done.

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