March 23, 1999
To Thine Own Self Be True
What two things is (or has) Rush initiating? The guesses so far apply to most conservatives. It is true that Rush and most conservatives stress individual responsibility and more freedom in ﬁnancial affairs, but this type of thinking has been initiated for some time. A true initiate always brings something new to the world, or at least a new viewpoint. This will be a difﬁcult question to answer for those of you who have not heard him more than once or twice.
The main thing he has initiated lies in this question: What is the difference in talk radio before Rush came to the scene and now? Has something been initiated in this regard?
Indeed, agree with him or not Rush has initiated a new era of talk radio, a major accomplishment.
Then there is a second item initiated in which Rush played a part. In the United States and many other parts of the world the liberal element controlled legislation for over 40 years. The powers that be always force the wavelength to shift after a period of time, whether we like it or not, for in the contrast come the greater seeing of the whole. It was destiny that someone like Rush would come along to assist in this shift. Later there will come a time that a powerful (and hated) liberal initiate will create another shift.
The problem here with average seekers who are polarized on one side or another is that they will adore the initiates on their side of the fence, but completely miss what the Brotherhood is trying to accomplish with the opposing initiate. Thus 99% of the people who love Rush hate Kevorkian and 99% of those who love Kevorkian hate Rush. The handful of the enlightened who see with higher vision by allowing the contrasts to interplay will see the truth of the Middle Way and will see the virtues of high intelligence working on both sides of the spectrum.
Should we keep promises?
The difference between a promise and a lie is that a lie is an attempt to deceive others and with a promise we deceive ourselves. There is much truth in the words of the great Initiate Shakespeare: “To thine own self be true and as the night follows the day thou canst not be false to any man.”
How is it that we are not true to ourselves if we break a promise? Does this also mean that if we keep our promises that we will not be false (lie) to any other person? Why? Do broken promises also increase the barrier between the personality and the soul?
Should marriage vows be kept even if we fall out of love?
I’ll comment more on your comments and questions soon.
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