It is Libra season of the scales. It sparks me to consider fairness. After living life for some time, I can say that fair is a hard concept to wrap my brain around. In spiritual circles the law "reap what you sow" is offered as a level of fairness. It emcompasses so much that is it hard to see how this plays out with our mind. If you believe in reincarnation, there is a greater experience considered that could perhaps give you faith that somewhere along the way you earned what you currently are receiving, good and bad. That takes quite a sense of responsibility on our part. Easy if a windfall comes, not so easy if crisis appears.
Looking at such a huge concept takes a bit of reflection. I can assume there is balance for nature, the planets, the skies, the earth all seem to be in rhythm together with a purpose. So on a large scale there is this level of balance which I could call fairness. Fairness is a judgement and I don't think the greater levels have judgement on what occurs. It is a balance that plays out in the larger picture. If that is the case, then the microcasm follows the macrocasm. I consider there must be a level of harmony, fairness about us that is maybe to large to see.
If we consider the world unfair, it doesn't sit right with us. Often how things play out, it feels unfair. This is where a level of faith comes in that maybe our small minds can't really see all that happens. Often we want something, it doesn't happen, we think things are unfair and then a series of events occurs that bring us a greater answer. We all have had this experience of wisdom. We can agree that what we "think" is fair, right or desired, is not always so. For us to know this fairness, we often have to remember hindsight is 20/20 and trust that all will work out in balance. We do sense this on some level.
Our world has rules of fairness that don't seem to be followed. We are taught to be kind, nice, share, a plethora of things as children then go out in the world and not many are doing this. We have all kinds of consciousness on the planet at once, following different rules. We can argue about what is right and wrong, do things to change them into what we think is fair. Later when we see how all plays out, we may find out that Idea was wrong and fairness did win. It is a vague subject.
What some think are fair, others do not. Groups, cultures, societies all have different rules on this. Just because a group decides on something they consider fair doesn't necessarily mean it is. In history our ideas of fairness have shifted over time and some days it seems like nothing is fair. We see arguments all the time in the news on what is fair and rarely does it follow what I consider fair. It is a mishmash to say the least. A connection to your inward nature seems the only way to really honor this fair in a way that works. You certainly don't see it played out in this world in a way that makes sense. Yet if all is in a larger harmony, there must be a sense in our individual lives somehow.
I am not sure I will ever understand the great fairness that exists with my small mind, seeing what occurs and trying to read the cause/effect. I am thankful for my belief in reincarnation for it gives me better ground to have power. Rather than think I am a victim, I can just know that a balance is occurring and I can't see the larger picture just yet. It doesn't feel any better yet it does get me out of victimhood and whining when I don't get my way. For a moment I may complain, but inside I just keep going in a direction and try not to get caught up in this fairness I don't see.
Our circumstances, beliefs, experiences all are put into this belief of what is fair. I have a humanitarian view of things that considers the whole. This is my barometer. Highest good of all concerned. We all need different things to strive in life. Some need money to support them, others need love, still others need help with their children. Fair to me feels like all get what they need. I choose how I support others by what they need not what I think they need. We are all different and have different values so fairness of all seems impossible with this reality. Too much help also creates a dependence. Not enough makes for separation. Truly a maze.
Currently, I am in a bit of disagreement with a group on what is fair. They are all in agreement of their idea. I see things differently and as the circumstances play out, it seems to my blessing. However, they consider it immoral for me to take on the blessing and see it as taking from them. I am not sure how to play this out. I do have different views than others about the larger picture. I do believe seeing the parts of the group needs. The group should consider the larger picture of the members in choosing fairness. Equal money is not always fair and yet that is our system. How things miraculously turn out is also an indication of this great balance.
I don't think others are weak if they need support either. We are on a collaborative planet where all different versions of life sync together. We help as an opportunity to give which feels good. If no one needed anything, we wouldn't have to give. We all have been helped when we needed and supported others as they needed. That doesn't make us weak or less, it makes us human and supportive of each other as we go through cycles of life. There is always one high on things while others are low. This demonstrates this law of balance so we support each other through this cycle.
Who knows what is really correct. Maybe it is just our own level of fairness that we should concern ourselves with. Outrage is everywhere on fairness. We simply don't agree. Going inward, really sensing your heart and what you can offer and be open to receive. I don't think I will ever understand or know for sure. With so many variables, levels of consciousness, levels of survival, how could fairness of the mind make sense. It can't possible weigh in the variables of all that is involved.
I trust that there is a higher level of fair that I can not see. I operate to trust in this and hope to see it play out as I understand. I am sure it will sometimes and it won't others. I try not to judge it and consider the greater whole is operating. I do wish that someday, resources will be shared in a kinder way. It is hard to see people trying to eat when others have so much. Obviously, reap what you sow brings us many things but as humans we can see the imbalance and share what we have lots of with those who don't. Maybe it isn't so fair but it seems human and kind. How can we take our equal share, be ok in our hearts when we know what is not so much to us is a huge bit to another. Lots to consider on many levels!
Very interesting and endless contemplation!
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