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Lived the lifestyle most of my life. Hopefully my experiences will help you along your own individual journeys. Here's to the lifestyle!
3 weeks ago. Thu 20 Dec 2018 01:15:34 PM IST

I am NOT the one who wrote this, but there IS a very profound message in this. I hope this helps, TDO

 

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years, this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you”.  The bearer asked, “Why? What are you ashamed of?”  The Pot replied, “For these past two years I am able to deliver only half of my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house. Because of my flaws, you don’t get full value for your efforts”.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion, he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.”  As they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it somewhat.  But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again it apologized to the bearer for its failure.

The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you’ve watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.”

Moral: Each of us has our own unique flaws.  We’re all cracked pots.  In this world, nothing goes to waste.  You may think like the cracked pot that you are inefficient or useless in certain areas of your life, but somehow these flaws can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.”

4 months ago. Fri 14 Sep 2018 10:01:41 PM IDT

Submissives, you are treasured more than you realize. And are adored more than you could possibly know!

4 months ago. Tue 21 Aug 2018 09:49:14 PM IDT

5 months ago. Wed 01 Aug 2018 02:11:14 PM IDT

Lying, deceiving, conniving, tricked, swindled and bullshit. These are the things that hurt people and makes them weary of other people that they come in contact with. I know this because when I was much, much younger than I am now (over 30+ years ago), I used to do that very thing. Much has changed since then, including my philosophies. There's an old saying it takes a bullshit artist to know a bullshit artist. And I know this because I used to be one.

I say that to say this, if you know you're not meant to be in this lifestyle, and and you tell certain people that. Don't go around saying those things and then expect that certain people won't find out that that you're still engaging in the knowledge of the lifestyle. Because in the end, all you're really hurting is is yourself. Because if you're lying to yourself, you can lie to anyone.

And in my opinion that's something that absolutely will not be tolerated within the lifestyle.

In the words of Ice Cube..... "Yo better check yourself before yo wreck yourself."

5 months ago. Tue 31 Jul 2018 08:08:30 PM IDT

5 months ago. Mon 30 Jul 2018 08:45:30 PM IDT

5 months ago. Wed 25 Jul 2018 03:09:53 PM IDT

YOU ARE VALUED,

YOU ARE LOVED,

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

5 months ago. Mon 23 Jul 2018 09:26:22 PM IDT

5 months ago. Mon 23 Jul 2018 01:31:26 PM IDT

I Personally don't demand respect, however I do expect to earn it. For those that expect it right off the bat, you must not have any in your life. Respect is like a form of trust, because once you lose it, it's very hard to regain if at all. My grandmother always told me "Treat people the way you would want to be treated." Even the scriptures say "Think of others more highly than yourself."

That last sentence, "Think of others more highly than yourself" really means something. It comes from a place of humility, from a place of unexpectedness. When people compliment me, on whatever I say or do. I Don't do it for others to see. I do it because in my heart, it is the right thing to do.

For those that expect immediate respect, do you honestly think that's the right thing for you to do? You expect someone to trust you blindly? And if you do, you have my pity. Because you truly don't understand what kind of power respect has.

Which is why I remain humble when certain people tell me "I respect you, your thoughts and your opinions."

Think about that next time you expect immediate respect.

 

Hope this helps,

 

TDO

5 months ago. Fri 20 Jul 2018 03:13:45 PM IDT