By E.W., Police officer, Australia
THE INVESTMENT IN BEING RIGHT
Hate, fanaticism and entitlement are traits frequently held by those who pretend to seek, promote, uphold and/or dictate outdated beliefs, customs and ingrained habits that sustain one chosen version of being right over another. Insult is often added to the injury by obstructing what is real truth, or by hampering alternative views or considered opinions.
These motivations should be easy to see and challenge, which of course they are when not so well hidden, as is most often the case, under the pretentious aegis of divine purpose, perceived virtue or some magnanimous striving towards being seen as good or just. Of course all of this can be permitted in a world where surface passes for substance and form presides over foundation.
If you speak with individuals from agenda-focussed groups, religions, congregations or whichever association or banner the agenda-driven or righteous rally under, each and every one will be able to justify and support their position, prejudice, reasoning and actions, often with little regard for the actual consequences on others. The more biased ‘rights’ that can be mustered and presented so as to put down or arrest alternative views and appear on the side of right is irrelevant, so long as being in the ‘right’ can be justified, regardless of casualties.
From popular movement fronts to the individual actions promoting self-aggrandisement, all these actions are sought and motivated in an attempt to champion the ‘exclusively’ right, and they serve only to justify and promote a selected version of right.
In terms of both money and identity, being in and with the popular ‘right’ is an immense investment – and in common with all investments it will be defended in measure to that investment. Once the invested right is secured the lesser views or rights can then be tolerated, provided they function within and do not prove too challenging to the acceptable boundaries – or threaten the investment.
RIGHT IS MIGHT
There is enormous satisfaction to be gained when right is achieved – Right is Might! One only has to look at the news to see conflict – religious, social and political – and the polarisation of opinion caused when it comes to being right. Opinions often complicate or overshadow the reality of the issue itself – the US defenders of the constitutional right to bear arms do so regardless of how this right has manifested itself in the schools there. ‘Right’ in many cultures has denied women a say in decisions regarding their own bodies, and even their lives.
Might and right are often seen as synonyms – interchangeable and barely distinguishable. Some see being right as an opportunity to court rage, disdain and criticism of others. The feeling of might and being right is addictive and consuming – in it is found the redemption or absolution that supports the lie, ‘the end shall justify the means.’ It could be said that being in the right is the justification to be in and abuse power.
Being right is also an entitlement that feels so good others must share the experience – whether they want to share in it or not! It is one’s duty to impose might and what is right upon others. This is why most people in the right will not shy from letting you know it, and shall criticise, judge, condemn, destroy and silence, all in clear conscience because they are right (read… good)!
THE FLAW IN BEING RIGHT
The problem is this, and herein lies the flaw – being ‘right’ is enormously time consuming, exhausting and of course as we see repeatedly, ultimately destructive!
Because the more one is right, the more one must always be seen to be either doing or being right and this demands enormous energy to uphold the adopted and invested version of the interpreted right. In this way the rigid force of that concerted effort to be right is put in conflict with the nature of the right it claims to belong to.
It requires constant vigilance to avoid the possibility of letting something slip. So claiming to be right comes with observing the most important ingredient – an obligation: and therein lies the Achilles heel of being right. The obligation is TRUTH.
THE TEST OF TRUTH – REVEALER OF OUR CHOICES
Truth is the revealer of the consequence of actions and choices – no matter what is said, done, claimed, or held in belief – it will at some point be subjected to the test of truth, also known as the test of time. We can say, claim, do, or believe whatever we choose. All will have to face this fact, the uncompromising revealer. And in retrospect it is staggering to see what has indeed already fallen to the vicissitudes of truth in time – yesterday’s staunchly held beliefs are the butt of today’s jokes, goals once so hard fought for are now diluted or discarded, achievements that have made careers are supplanted, and all ‘rights’, including the pursuit of uniqueness, struggle to maintain prominence under the constant waves of truth/time.
THE WAR AGAINST TRUTH / TIME
The only response ‘right’ has to offer, in attempting to eradicate this obligation, the test of truth, is to make war against truth/time. But the thing is… it must strike first.
So as not to be exposed by the test of truth/time, the strike must aim at promoting only selected facts or versions and also be based on today’s ‘right’ and current favoured opinions. The execution must also be swift as this helps to limit truth being recognised by too many, too soon.
Those quarrelsome, vexatious complainants or litigants that simply manipulate and make use of a system to promote themselves and then play the entitled role of ‘I’m a concerned citizen’, are in fact motivated by their own agendas. There is also the current Internet ‘troll’ approach by those cowards who lack moral courage, conviction and confidence to attach or commit themselves to their actions.
RIGHTS OR REAL TRUTH THAT SERVES ALL
I have observed and learned, through experiencing and dealing with the many forms of professed ‘rights’ that are held as truths, that if the real truth is to be claimed by anyone it has to be claimed and then revealed in and through time. To survive time it requires consistency, reliability, decency, integrity and reasonable levels of transparency (we’re all entitled to some privacy). Oh yes, and it must actually serve all – responsibly!
This does not mean that things cannot go wrong or that disputes or issues do not arise – it is simply a fact that the most reliable measure of any individual, organisation or movement is the presence of these demonstrable and observable traits i.e. observe the summing up of any court judge or grievance panel, where if truth is found it is only accepted in the observable presence and continuity in the application of those traits – moral consistency is the key.
There is no truth derived from specious reasoning, sensationalism, selective reporting or manipulation of facts (often playing on fear) to suit an agenda – that’s called playing politics. And the politics of being right is to stop anything that opposes the held or alternative version to the perceived/invested right.
The contradiction is of course this – what is without real truth cannot survive time, as it cannot hold with consistency. It is fool’s gold!
So why attack in the first place if the motivation is not simply to prevent a truth from challenging a perceived version of right?
The act of being right, without real truth, tends to be used in the same manner in which a drunkard uses a lamppost – for support rather than illumination. In fact, being right is a form of intoxication; it is an all-consuming pursuit that totally distorts and is removed from the realities of living, it corrupts decency. Holding on to right is really holding on to power as it holds back the flow of expression in life and serves only the interests of a select invested minority.
UNIVERSAL MEDICINE AND THE AGELESS WISDOM – LASTING THE TEST OF TIME
I have witnessed a truth through Universal Medicine and observed the application of truth delivered through re-presentation of the Ageless Wisdom. This Ageless Wisdom is not secret or exclusive knowledge as has been often claimed – it was never hidden, only misunderstood and misinterpreted. The living wisdom given at this time is clearly presented and has been made accessible to all those who seek a true lived quality in their way through life over function.
Through avoiding the pitfall of being right and instead seeking truth, time has shown me the truth of self to myself; the days of promoting my version of what is right are numbered. It is being replaced with an understanding of the importance of applying a conscious measure of consistency, decency and integrity to MY daily living – in this way I can serve in brotherhood and not in being right.
Instead of striving to be the immovable rock of might or being right, I choose the unstoppable living and embracing waves of truth and decency and focus on living and embracing my light and life. Applying the Ageless Wisdom – knowing that which without wavering shall truly last with absolute consistency through time.