We are all accountable for our behavior and for the consequences of our actions. This blog post is not about whether a person is responsible for his or her actions. It's about a perspective and approach to prevent people from being inclined to choose rape as an option.
I have never met anyone who told me that they didn't know rape is not legal, that it is not a lawful option. We have pretty much figured out that laws aren't effective at stopping rape. It might be a minor deterrent, and the fact that a deterrent is needed tells us that we're on the wrong track. The opportunity and cure is to address the dis-ease that might trigger a human being to pursue to violate another human being.
Rape is an outcry, a symptom of the condition of a human being.
We all know that rape is not about sex. It's about feeling powerless, as if we don't make a difference, that we are not appreciated, not valued, and not respected. Rape is a tantrum and futile desperate pursuit to feel powerful, accepted, appreciated, loved and respected by force.
The question is, "How do we teach 'young boys' that rape is not an option?" Answer: Love and respect our children, acknowledge and inspire the contributions they make. Demonstrate that they are great and that they make a difference with you and the world.
Love causes love. Love and rape can't happen in the same time and space. When we love our children and each other, we humans are less likely to become rapists and rape each other.
Metaphysical Visionary and Public Speaker
"...if we just taught young boys that rape isn't an option..." ~ Anna Akana
Regarding the Casey Anthony case... when something doesn't make sense and seems absurd, I ask myself, "What could be true about this, that if understood, this would make sense?" Here's one possibility regarding the condition of a supposed murderer....
This might or might not apply to the case of Casey Anthony. It's just something to look at, in general.
The symptoms presented in personality disorders such as psychopathy, narcissistic personality disorder and borderline personality disorder can be caused by a bio-neurological coping mechanism that protects the person from trauma. The symptoms can be the result of the mind shutting down areas of the brain to cope with devastation - particularly during childhood. Perhaps Casey is a victim of severe abuse, as well. That is not to say that she or anyone is not responsible for her/his actions. The question is, "Is she solely responsible?" Hurt people, hurt other people.
The problem is that while they are shut-down and dysfunctional, the neural-pathways are still needed for "normal" human interaction. This factor might apply here.
To reduce the potential occurrence of this particular factor, the question I ask myself is, "How well or not am I interacting with my children and all people? Where might I be hurting myself and others? Am I keeping in the love?" ♥
Thank you for the gift of your time and for your attention to join me in the exploration. ♥
Metaphysical Life Coach & Public Speaker
The following Facebook status and comment inspired this post. Thank you for the opportunity to look and remember....
Thank you for your attention to consider this with me.
Perhaps to be subservient or submissive does not equal to be weak and dependent. Independence (being the source of and being accountable for the love that we are) and strength give us the freedom to allow whatever is in Love and be whole or holy in it, because we are faithful and confident to know that we are One and that all is well and perfect.
We are at a point of consciousness where we identify ourselves with the bodies. Maybe we're off. Perhaps the forms of us, e.g. men, women, dogs, cats, etc. are reflections, manifestations and aspects of our higher ethereal being - our wonderful flavors of light. The contexts of strong and weak are primitive labels of the fleshly physical experience. Maybe we're all opinionated chocolaty chocolate chocolates.
Let's try this on. In the context of the scriptures, to be weak means to be "allowing" and ready to serve Christly for Christian pursuits – an undertaking that takes more strength and independence than any other endeavor. The women of us are the backbone and the pinnacles of our experience and reminders that we are love and loved. Without which, we are lost and nothing. So, thank you!
Metaphysical Visionary & Speaker
I came across the following Epicurus (341–270 B.C.)quote in a Facebook comment:
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" ~ Epicurus
First, I want to be clear that I am exploring and sharing a perspective in the context of the entire quote, not just, "Why do we call God, God?" I am sharing a perspective based on why we call him God withstanding the conditions that Epicurus presents.
Perhaps we call him God because we feel like adding meaning to things and labeling things. Ironically, the labeling is insidious, e.g. we're predisposed to perceive a category of "separate" or "third party", hence we refer to and apply a “He” when there is none. Maybe we simply exist in a being or a becoming state of is-ness that is God. Hence, there is just an is state. I know that may sound strange. Of course, there is only one is. Imagine we might decide to distinguish, categorize, define, judge, label and count is’s. Actually, that’s what we do.
Finally, let's consider that the label “evil” and the descriptors, e.g. “malevolent” are fictitious. We apply the labels “good”, “bad”, etc. to our opinions of a thing and call it true, when it is not. In this case, therefore, we hold the fabrication labeled “He” accountable to the opinions and the labels that we attach to them. Uh-oh, then who is accountable? declare that I am accountable with the collective I's (is) that we are.
Thanks for the opportunity to look!
Metaphysical Life Coach & Public Speaker
These are posts that were inspired from conversations. Please share what comes up for you! Namaste!
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