What often should be said, is often so redundantly repeated:
Is it a different concentration or a present confrontation? My answer: both!
Is it willingness or refusal? My answer: both!
Is it fallacious or Integrity? My answer: Integrity based upon what is true and timely.
Is it sensitive or salacious? My answer: preferably the former for its’ reasoning, rather than the latter among selfish adults.
Is it clergy or the “common man”? My answer: Clergy more than any other have aligned themselves to political pursuits, rather than the Purpose behind our Author. I am not among the clergy… I am common and seeking to communicate with the same motivations.
These are proper questions in my thinking: given that every ‘responsible’ human being seeks to strike a balance between opposing thoughts within our own minds. My polite suggestion is that what we think ought to distill into the best behavior with BEST practices (behavior) toward others.
All I am saying is that through having the privilege to live through many tumultuous periods over the last six decades, I’ve concluded that we can only receive when we [first] give of ourselves. Of course, initial conditions are such that “ourselves” can often be confused with what others want from us, rather than our concentration (focus), willingness (a heart for it), and our personal sensitivity to others (sharing).
“Know thyself,” Socrates said. Know yourself today, is what I respectfully remind. By mine own hands (authorship & Authority) on two [different] musical instruments [piano, drums with collaborative expressions] – and ALL from Instilled motivations I’ve allowed into my heart (rather than unclear Influences so many around us seem to neglect), I offer just my perspective on things challenging us All:http://www.johnsussewell.com/ToReconcile-BySussHands&Feet-2008-into2009.mp3
[23.05 MB download - c. 2008]http://www.johnsussewell.com/John_Doyen.mp3
[44.25 MB download - c. 2008]http://www.johnsussewell.com/ALL_SteveWhitworth&Suss-ToWhomEtc.mp3-2008.mp3
[13.65 MB download - c. 2008]
By the way… these expressions from me should not be construed as “us” against “them.” That posture disenfranchises even more while it’s widely known that “Dem” just don’t know who they are - while the whole World is seeking to work together for obvious solutions. Support the Haitian effort after another “natural” disaster. Support others also in the meantime. We can only do this when acknowledging where we come from… and what our personal purpose is in the corporate scheme of things, time and space (our Opportunities]. Make your difference, while knowing “different is not better… just different.”http://www.johnsussewell.com/DifferentIsNotBetter-JustDifferent_GarrettMorrisSNL&Suss-1978.mp3
[7.22 MB download - c. 1978]http://www.johnsussewell.com/Eleuthera-BillyCobhamWSuss-2003.mp3
[22.5 download - c. 2003 with my personal friend: Billy [“Boomer”] Cobham. What I Love about my performance upon the Cobham’s tune is that I morph time signatures (on the writings of others with sentences) where they make sense [without anyone cutting/interrupting anyone “off” in mid-sentence. This is me... figure out the rest with yourself and patience. This is a learned behavior, no matter what we do in Time or what we were born with.]
Be well and prosper… with So Much Love from me, myself and I.
By the way… whether its Eleuthera (Bahamas) or Anywhere… I only desire the kind of peace where wherever we go or are, we are just doing it (aorist – infinitive verb), and we are doing it toward the benefit of others…
Well Sussed & Yours Truly,
John Sussewell [Rev./D.Min.]
a/k/a “Suss,” “sussquath,” and just simply among You…