There are millions of pregnant women around the world at this moment who cannot carry their pregnancy to term. I said CANNOT!!! There inability to carry their pregnancy to term trumps any right their fetus may have to life and any heartbeat or brainwave restrictions regarding when someone says "Life Begins." It doesn't matter when life begins. They cannot carry their pregnancy to term. As far as the brainwave designation goes, I have a particular bias in favor of no brainwave no life (not that it matters as far as beginning goes). I and millions of other people have living wills which explicitly state that when my brainwave ends, pull the plug. No brainwave no life. If you allow me to pull the plug with no brainwave at the end of life, allow someone to pull the plug with no brainwave at the beginning. The CANNOT is the end of the matter. It is all that needs be said. They have the final say as to whether they can or cannot carry their pregnancy to term No legislature. No church. Nobody. Has the power or the place to usurp their place in the process of giving birth. Their decision is sacrosanct. If God objects, he can send them to hell, and me along with them. On this side of hell, however, we remain in charge of what we can and cannot do. Here we have the power of decision in matters where we are solely responsible for bearing the burden of decision. And we will make it as we determine that it needs to be made. So back way off. You are in our way. And if you are tempted to say, "Well, why not? Why can't they carry their pregnancy to term?" I will you it doesn't matter why. What matters is CANNOT. And no one has to have your permission to justify their CANNOT!!! You are still in our way. BACK OFF!
It doesn't matter what our chances are! We are here to do what needs to be done in each situation as it arises, the way it needs to be done, no matter what. Live out of that orientation and you have it made, whether things work out to your profit, benefit, gain, advantage, or not. But, there is a catch: You have to be right about what needs to be done. That means you have to be able to change your mind on a dime, which is a ridiculous phrase until you think about it. Turning your mind around on a dime gives you absolutely no thinking room to work with. It has to be instantaneous, spontaneous, sincere and spot-on, like that (snaps fingers). You have to know what you are doing without thinking about it in a See-And-Do kind of way. And you have to be right about it. Which means no preconceptions. No plans. No agendas. No idea about when to do what where and how. It means you are living day-to-day, moment-to-moment out of your own personal experience, and out of your ability to see what you look at and size things up immediately, and respond appropriately in ways fitting to the occasion with nothing to guide your actions beyond seeing what is happening and knowing what to do in response. You have to be ready for anything. You have to live out of your own integrity all of the time. No scheming, no conniving, no striving to arrange outcomes favorable to you. No keeping the rules. No bondage to the way things ought to be. No hard-and-fast ideas about Right and Wrong. No allegiance to any ideas, convictions, beliefs and opinions beyond the absolute importance of doing what needs to be done, when, where and how it needs to be done no matter what. What is happening? What needs to be done about it? Out of your own gifts and your ability to size things up and respond in the moment in ways that are what they need to be? What does the situation call for? Do that! No matter what! We make it up as we go. And we have to be right about it. Better start practicing if you want to have it down with everything on the line and no time to waste thinking about it.
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Hi Jim, I quoted your lovely review of my books today. It will be happening for three days in three languages! Many many thanks, Barbara
Hi Barbara! You are doing a Great Work! Do not let the results determine your effort–let that flow from your ever-renewing commitment and dedication–your fealty–to the need your work is addressing! Live from your heart in all things, with attention only for what needs to be done in each situation as it arises!
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Thank you so much for your inspiring words!
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