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The bane of conformity.
A tyrant’s constant nemesis.
License to covet or
What wonder and imagination
Without a conscience an
unbridled, fruitless whim.
A repository for keys which
can open any drawer.
The hidden, unassailable
resource which sustains freedom.
The only true power in the
universe: You determining you.
The power to bring harmony
into the world … or destruction.
For ‘man’ the incessant
choosing between harmony and chaos.
- Perhaps in an ocean of
dirt and grime you alone decide to dust.
- Perhaps the world is
meaningless without your ability to remake it.
- Perhaps what you are
when you die is what you have decided to be.
- Perhaps what most
‘determines’ you are the attitudes you ‘embrace’.
- Perhaps accomplishment
is the triumph of will over fear and selfishness.
- Perhaps from the
beginning of time you were ‘out there someplace’ making
- Perhaps progress
depends on judicious choices supported by honesty and an
- Perhaps you are
actively involved in a ‘creation process’ you cannot fully
- Perhaps you are the
progeny of the Infinite Decider who waits patently while you
hone your skills.
- Perhaps communication,
essential for all successful, human endeavors, must always
be preceded by considerateness and empathetic choices in
order to reach its goals: Enlightenment, enjoyment,
compatibility, growth and fulfillment.
ESSAY ON FREE WILL by EDWIN O’SHEA
©2007-2008 Edwin O'Shea
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