On Courage

Verily, be honest, decent and ethical while living righteously through your actions.

Verily, turn away in hatred from that which is indecent, unethical, morally ambiguous and wrong.

Be not caught up in the temptations and snares of materialism, shallowness and narcissism; be not distracted from the highest calling of your true self, but connect fully with that inner voice which propels your will along the path of what you are meant to pursue in this life.

Verily, the soul is deep.

Verily, dive into its waters.

Flow in the River Tao where consciousness is reflected cosmically in a conductive ocean of collective connectivity. Breathe of purified oxygen and be tossed out upon a wave of saving grace into the infinite warmth of a golden sun.

Verily, know that the eternal nature of reality is quite a massive proposition to ponder and that every moment in time is loaded with all sorts of reasons for why things are as they are. Take not the apathetic, lazy, easy road born of a false sense of comfortableness when seeking to understand and come to terms with such reasons, but be prepared to work honestly and diligently, and to bear all burdens that may arise and come into focus while seeking the truth.

The light, when shining fully and illuminating those things you were once confused about, may seem too bright and overwhelming, and you may be tempted to close your eyes or turn away from the intensity. Hold! Stay! Plant your feet firmly and let the light wash over your soul. Know that your eyes will soon adjust to the new conditions, enabling you to witness more than you had ever realized was possible in your previous state of ignorance and uncertainty.

Verily, it is through our mistakes that we learn of the path which leads toward redemption.

Verily, if you have fallen, know that there is a reason why. It is at the bottom of the abyss that we realize there is more than one ladder that leads back up to solid ground. If the correct ladder had truly been chosen to begin with, there would not have been a fall necessary to return you to the place of choosing. Be not hardheaded, but climb a different set of rungs this time around. Elevate yourself upward, not from a sense of vanity, pride or hubris, nor in the seeking of power and control over others, but in an effort to reach humble, stable, common ground.

Verily, when fault is found, summon the inner strength to make the necessary changes that can improve the situation and help solve the problem.

Verily, mindfully develop the courage to control your intentions, thoughts, choices, speech and actions.

Be not like the coward who hides in fear of his own shadow.

Be not like the snake in the grass that lurks low and bites at the ankles of those who stand uprightly.

Verily, when a Government has merged with the Corporate system and becomes a Fascist State, it is good to end that Government’s power by stripping away its methods of manipulation from the top down.

A Governmental position is a public one; it is a sacrificial role in which the collective will of the people is meant to be carried out by the elected servant; it is not an occupation that should be used to bring about one’s own advantage over others through the abuse of authority; it is not a position of power and dominance, but one of service, duty and the most solemn responsibilities.

Verily, corruption in high Government positions is the most wicked Evil that we are faced to deal with in this world. Satan works through the spirit of those who allow themselves to be corrupted by the temptations and influences of greed and the lust for power. Let the people have heart and a strong sense of freedom to cast out those who would seek to rule corruptly over their lives.

Verily, a system of debt, fiat currency, interest and usury is a sin unto the potential Godliness of Man’s society; such a system is to be dealt with like a plague.

Verily, feed not the disease, but starve the Beast and let it die.

Verily, let no man have power over another through the spell that money casts.

Verily, gold is but a shiny object.

Verily, the soul is so much more.

Verily, confuse not a dull rock for a shining star.

Be not amused with plastic toys when there is much work to be done.

Give not your conscious mind over to propaganda and lies when you must think now and find the truth for yourself.

Thus spoke the Lion King unto Numa.

• From his book The Awaking of Numa

Scott Thomas Outlar is a lover of truth and enjoys researching philosophy, psychology, politics, spirituality, and any other facet of consciousness in the pursuit of reaching a higher state of vibration. He also enjoys writing rants, poems, essays, short stories, and prose-fusion screeds covering such subjects. Scott Thomas can be reached at 17numa@gmail.com. Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.