‘And now stays faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.’
St pauls letter to the corinthians 13:13
Who is the bravest, the fairest, who is the greatest, what is the greatest? Are not all men and women equal in the sight of god. Are not all things equal in the sight of god? Love requires fear as it’s opposite as beauty brings forth ugliness (inspired by the words of Howard Jacobson ‘Christianity part 1 Jesus the Jew, Channel 4 documentary Youtube 34.28) The greatest, the fairest, the most wonderful are indefinable for they can only be a subjective perception within the confines of the personal apparatus available to us, ie our own body and as this is in a constant state of change, so perception is constantly changing. Any comment about what is the greatest, the most beautiful etc., can therefore only be taken with a pinch of salt. It’s a playful, funny game, that’s all it can be, for these words are no more that leaves in a breeze. The only obstacle to accepting anyones words, anyones critique on beauty or any other subject is our own feelings. Yes we’re back to our own feelings again, our own thoughts and body sensations that are arrising in any given moment. Refer to my online book http://www.aschouving.com for more on emotions, sensations and thoughts, ‘the est of life’
Beware of serious comparison, instead notice your feelings, take heed of your breath, and know that if your calm easy smile seems lost, it’s a sign for you that something within needs healing, needs relaxing. Take the log out of your own eye first, then you may be able to see the speck in the other. Be aware always of how you are inside moment by moment and as you grow in self awareness, giving time to yourself, to nurture yourself, from this place of love and peace you will find there will be no longer any need to select the one that is greater, fairer, braver than anyone else.