In this beautiful perfect heaven, the hell of cowardice is yours for the taking, just like the joy of bravery is.

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In this beautiful perfect heaven, the hell of cowardice is yours for the taking, just like the joy of bravery is.

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This is a discussion forum topic for the previous Philosophy Book of the Month, In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All.


Fear is a feeling, and bravery is a choice.

The only thing a person needs to be brave is fear.

A fearless person can't be brave.

Likewise, a person can't be self-disciplined (a.k.a. free-spirited) without at least some kind of feeling or urge such as fear, anger, hunger, pain, discomfort, etc.

Hunger, anger, fear, pain, and discomfort are like water. Self-discipline (a.k.a. spiritual freedom) is like choosing to swim. Spiritual slavery/imprisonment is like drowning, or at least the feeling of drowning. It's drowning without dying.

It's like waterboarding yourself, which is fine if that's what you choose. To each their own.

We live in heaven, but some choose hell.

In heaven, if you want to waterboard yourself, you get to.

In heaven, even the hell-wishers get their wish.

In this beautiful perfect heavenly world in which we all live, the hell of cowardice is yours for the taking, just like the joy of bravery is.

In this beautiful perfect heavenly world in which we all live, the hell of imaginary slavery is yours for the taking, just as is the graceful joy and invincible inner peace of honest spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline).


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Post by Kajori Sheryl Paul »

I love the swimming analogy. Also, completely agree that "In this beautiful perfect heavenly world in which we all live, the hell of cowardice is yours for the taking, just like the joy of bravery is."
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Post by Jennifer Coxon »

I would agree that it is a choice although I'm not sure that spiritual freedom has anything to do with it, personally. It is about a person's perspective and mindset. Some will never choose to be brave and step out of their comfort zone long enough (or at all) to experience the freedoms of that choice. Others have such a negative perspective and outlook on life that they don't even realise there is that choice available to make.
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Post by Celestine Adhiambo »

Life often presents us with choices, where bravery can lead to joy, and cowardice may lead to a self-imposed hell. It's up to us to navigate these paths in our journey.
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Celestine Adhiambo wrote: January 16th, 2024, 9:03 am Life often presents us with choices, where bravery can lead to joy, and cowardice may lead to a self-imposed hell. It's up to us to navigate these paths in our journey.
It's very true about what you said, bravery truly does lead to joy.
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Post by Gee-Q Mdluli »

I totally agree, and as someone from a society where having opinions that are too different from the mainstream can get you in trouble and your choices are either suffer in silence or speak up and suffer the punishment, no matter how severe the punishment is, it tends to pale in comparison to the satisfaction of knowing that your life is truly your own.
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"A fearless person can't be brave." I love this sentence because we wouldn't be courageous or brave if we didn't face any kind of obstacles or challenges in our lives.
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Post by Vane Manyenga »

In this grand tableau, the choice between the tranquil embrace of heaven and the fiery crucible of hell becomes a testament to the human spirit's resilience. Each decision, whether born of courage or crippled by fear, paints strokes upon the canvas of our lives, creating a narrative uniquely ours in this grand cosmic theater.
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