Re: The Head of the House
Interestingly enough this is such a realtive term, expression and action. What's sadly mis-used, is the true spiritual nature of the term Leader. In Business, a true leader will not look down on their people, but look up, they are the bottom rung of the ladder not the top, for they have the humility, honesty and respect to know that if not for their workers, staff, crew, etc, there would be nothing and if they lack to show them the respect they deserve, the honor they have earned, the loyalty they require, they will eventually abandon the post. Look in the military. The greatest leaders, are the ones the who looked up to their men and they would follow them anywhere. They were loved, honored, admired.. Leadership is a tremendous responsibility that requires a special person. They must first understand the role they are in. If not, well, we know that means. Hence, why it was put in the relative perspective it was. The ability to get out of their selves and see the other side, to love, to build up, to honor. Honor is a word long long lost amongst us humans. To be the head of the house, is to be the prime example, the one to take the fall, to protect the honor of all and to work with our partners to build a team as equals. Our wives, we took because they had qualities we didn't to balance our lives. We call them our better halves for a reason. You're explination is quite remarkable, and in the spiritual not religious analogy, is spot on. It doesn't just apply for relationships, it's applies to all areas of our lives. When we can find that balance, a serenity of none we have ever known will be ours. When we submit to the power of righteousness of honor, love, forgiveness, willingness and acceptance we are truly one with the universe and God. We don't have to resort to bullying, violence, etc. When our prayer is to only be a blessing unto all we come to contact with, and leave the place better than we came, we are leaders. We are the head of the our own personal house. We have our own house we must be leaders of first. If we can't lead our personal house, how can we be the true head of any house. Our mind is a house, we have to keep it in a reasonable clean, healthy state first. Or the rest will fall. Only with our Higher power as what ever we choose to call it, will we be good for anyone, spouses, children, co-workers, even the person we meet on the street. Althought, with the right partner, and good solid resasonably strong healthy balance with good boundry relationship and good communication skills, two can grow together and build a wonderful mansion. Once, a few years ago, I died during a heart attack. I met my grandmother, my grandfather was there too. they say we can't take material things with us. But we can take our love for another, the bonds we make into eternity. I hope to meet someone someday i can. Make amends, know thy self, change, don't be afraid. Now I'm on a heart transplant list. If all i can do is share a message, is. Live happy, live free from the past and love..