EXTREMISM

If you take anything to its logical conclusion you will disappear up your own backside in the process. You need to step back and recognise that there are many other ways of doing things which are just as valid, if not more so.

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Extremism is the idea that the more strongly and forcefully you believe in something the more it will come true. It is an attempt to create certainty and security where there is none. Extremists would build a sandcastle on the beach and claim it as a permanent structure as the tide rolls in.

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Extremism is an attempt to shape and control life in a certain way. But life will not be restricted or limited in any way.

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There is one exception and one exception only. If you are spreading love, truth and joy, go to the extreme. Give everything that you have to bring it forth. Devote yourself to it fully. Absorb yourself in it fully. Let it be your magnificent obsession, your grand purpose.

Here is the thing: to spread love, truth and joy, you have to be love, truth and joy. And so, with every ounce of your being, be it.

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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