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War with Self

October 02, 2010  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms, Not Exactly Random   2 Comments

The human condition is to socially relate to others, yet we recognize that in order to master socialization, one must find the center to self and live there without fear.

This duality of the human nature is a war. It is a war for independence against the war for socialization. This is true balance, the yin and the yang. Honor and integrity are internal concepts, while justice and righteousness are external. All must exist on equal footing.

In any true conflict, there are winners and there are losers, but sometimes victory comes from the unexpected and defeat is all too predictable. Just as one must find the center and dwell within, the path to that place is not a singular journey.

The path to true independence, then, comes from choice. Not the choices we make on our own, but whom we welcome on our journey, and those we recognize as subversive influences.

It is always choice, and without it we may achieve socialization, but only to avoid self-progress. The wrong choices are merely strays off the path.

The absence of choice is a loss and a war with self.

2 comments on: War with Self

  1. jschancellor October 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I think you just summed up book two…lol. Well said!!

    It also reminds me of a conversation I had with a dear friend about my level of moodiness. Your POV on this explains everything about how I’m feeling right now. Thank you!

    • Anthony October 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm

      I’m spooky that way.

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