Saturday, January 31, 2009

Vagabondism #7

7 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Don’t allow any false, ugly or destructive image to be engraved in your mind.

1 comment:

krissy knox said...

Very good, DB. I like how you said -- don't let any false... image be engraved in you mind. I think mind is one of the operative words there...

Anyway, one such graven image we could have is the constant desire to be able to accomplish another's work and success. To even covet another's success, and then become angry at them, and jealous, and full of envy. When does something become envy? It's okay to admire someone's work, even perhaps wish you had accomplished it yourself. I've been told envy comes in when you begin to despise and hate the person who created the work, instead of trying to go out and create a work of your own.

I guess the desire to always be the best, without having to work for it, would be the graven image -- envy, jealousy, and contempt for the person who created would be the result of the graven image. Merely a thought.

krissy knox :)
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