The Living Force
I feel sorrow for the Queen. First her dogs died then Prince Phillip, nevermind the Harry&Meg shenanigans, tough times. If only Minions were real.
The woman is a rock, an institution unto herself. She has my respect.
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So I do feel sorry for her loss. She has had a comfortable life in terms of having her material needs met but it must have had its challenges and painful moments too. Her husband and children didn't spare her scandals and surprises. Just becuase she's rich and famous it doesn't mean it didn't hurt her or embarrass her that her children were troublesome. I don’t think that fame and fortune make it easier to cope with. One the contrary - she doesn't get to keep her family dirt private. The whole world gets to know about it.
I question my characterizations of others because I am never sure if I am seeing them clearly, or if I am simply seeing what I want to see. This kind of looking takes time and practice, patience. It's more like understanding that each feeling that shows up is a hypothesis in itself, rather than a foregone conclusion, something that is just and good and right.
1961: Greeting The Kennedys
Throughout the years The Queen has met with an astounding 13 out of 14 sitting U.S. Presidents. Here, she and Prince Philip greet John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy as they pose for the cameras at Buckingham Palace.
No I am not joking. As far as I know, we don't know if the royal family knew Jimmy Saville was a monster. Those kind of psychos are sadly clever enough to know with whom they can gloat about their "exploits".You are joking are you not. Jimmy Saville being one of the Royals best friends. And I could name others connected to the royals who were also known pedophiles.
Hello, very new here myself.Hi aquarian1962,
You can take it as an insult, or as a criticism.
You see, many conspiracy theories surrounding the royal family are just plain silly. And I dare say intended as a lightning rod to keep people away from the real atrocities. I find it unfortunate and frustrating that people waste so much time on this.
Also, I find it inappropriate to attack people after they have died. Unless it is truly justified. If not, then I can be irritated by that. Even if their intentions are not bad. That said, it's not personal. I also have said things that weren't smart in retrospect. The best thing is to try to learn from it.
Castaneda’s chapter on petty tyrants (pp. 11–30) begins with don Juan telling Carlos Castaneda that they must go for a walk to “sit down and talk”. La Gorda, another of don Juan’s students, upon overhearing that don Juan wishes to speak with Carlos in private, assumes that they are going to talk about her behind her back. Don Juan replies that she is correct, and he and Carlos leave to talk.
When alone, don Juan tells Carlos that he “told her that just to provoke her enormous self-importance. And it worked. She is furious with us. If I know her, by now she will have talked to herself long enough to have built up her confidence and her righteous indignation at having been refused and made to look like a fool. I wouldn’t be surprised if she barges in on us here, at the park bench.” He elaborates, saying, “Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it – what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”
Hello, very new here myself.
My question is why all the comments are to explain Laura's answers, because it seems it needs explaining, but none to explain Aquarian1962 answer?
One is completely right to have answered the way one has and the other is completely wrong?
Many conspiracy theories surrounding the royal family are just plain silly. And I dare say intended as a lightning rod to keep people away from the real atrocities. I find it unfortunate and frustrating that people waste so much time on this.
Thank you so much. That's it. Personal programming! Why did the sentence was so strongly felt, it's because I have heard it before.The view and interpretation is actually completely different. The sentences of Laura triggered me personally immediately and I find it very interesting for me to think about the reasons. I am currently suffering from the effects of a victim narcissist who gave the entire environment the image of a kind old lady. Highly respected in the community, church attendance on Sundays, model family. Never a shadow fell on this image. However, I personally know the real family behind the walls. Last week a daughter took her own life, tortured to the blood by the mother since childhood the whole family a social shambles with all kinds of addiction problems.
I see these families everywhere - ideal world including chaos in hiding. My personal traffic light is basically red when everything is so beautifully colored. I have respect for life achievements that bring people forward in all areas. My respect is limited when people have contributed little to the enrichment of society. My utmost respect belongs to Laura. Here I learned to think analytically with a sober mind. To eliminate my belief system and to look at things as they are. The Royals have not given my life or most people's lives a positive boost.
Archbishop. Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?
Queen. I solemnly promise so to do.
I don't know how important it is to do so - but regardless of someone's true inner person, which none of us can truly know about the Queen, there is empathy to be found, even in imagining, in losing a husband, loved one or companion - especially of that many years - But I can feel compassion for her loss, and empathic pain for how I can imagine I would feel in her place, and maybe that is enough.