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Just 2 Things

Updated on February 19, 2016
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"This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not." - John 8:6

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PacMan the man received flak today from all around the world after having publicly stated his stand regarding the long-standing controversial same sex issue.

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Both of them PacMan the man and PacMan the dog were on the picture on the tabloid headline page but here I am talking about PacMan the man and not PacMan the dog, his fury friend.

What is your stand regarding the same sex issue?

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How do you feel towards friends and/or relatives who are in the same sex marriage? Why do you feel this way?

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"Only God knows the heart of man, and only God can judge perfectly. He knows our spirits; we see only temporary strengths and weaknesses." (Betty Eadie)

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For soul purposes perhaps, I was born into an earth life circumstance where there were gay people (LGBT). I have memories of seeing loved ones and friends go through the gender challenge, one that is linked with one’s identity in terms of societal definition and judgment. That is not easy.

By synchronicity, I came upon the news that PacMan’s former boxing rival was telling him to let people live their own lives, each to his own ("Floyd to Manny: Let people live their lives "), which sounds like sound advice really. But wait, what was in Philippine boxer PacMan Manny Pacquiao's mind when he took his controversial stand? What was left unsaid from deep in his heart?

Of the dove personality type, the peacemaker that I am would prefer not to take a stand, e.g. to avoid arguing friends’ argument from further heating up. And to avoid forming triangular relationships as well. Better for them two to settle directly between themselves as much as peaceably possible. Our perspectives and experiences are as unique as our individuality.

If I were nominated for election to hold a legislative position, as in Manny’s case, what would my stand be on this issue?

If I had the choice, I’d put it to a vote in order to gather as many pro’s and con’s as possible and to arrive at a logical and compassionate decision. But if not, my gut feel is that same sex is neither good or bad. It’s not about dogma but people---the LGBT in the relationship and/or person/s related to the LGBTs that make it either good or bad.

There are same sex relationships that lasted a lifetime pretty much like opposite sex marriages--- supportive, loving and nurturing and providing a haven of comfort for the couple and people around them.

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Just 2 Things

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“There is a path between one and other that is found by moving with the Tao. Go softly and patiently. When there is resistance there has been pushing and that is not the Way. Be moved in the direction of mystery. Yield and learn until there is an easing between. Do too much and there will be trouble; think too much and there will be confusion. Let the natural order arise of itself.”

– Ray Grigg, “The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook”

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  1. No rushing
  2. No pushing

The guidelines are perhaps as simple as the two-item list above. When we relate to each other with respect and caring, just as love is above wisdom, we rise above good and evil (which sound like something Nietzsche and Coelho wrote in past).

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So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” – John 8:7

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