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Commitment to your spouse/partner or anyone you care about in your life
dijmart wrote:Interesting, I guess if one is truly not attached to a person/object/situation, in any way, then the only commitment factor might be one of fulfilling ones worldly duty or doing what's morally/ethically correct in a situation or for another person. This would most likely be on a case by case basis. But, if awareness/consciousness is love and compassion, why not help another, if able, as this is a non-dual existence.
painBody wrote:I still see commitment as involving time. Which means that, if, someday, your wife were to fall ill, you would stand by her side (just an example). Would you say that's accurate ? i.e. you would stand by your wife if she fell ill someday ? Isn't that what commitment in a relationship means ?
If your answer is yes (you would stand by your wife), isn't that in defiance of impermanence ? Because, who knows what might change between now and that "someday" ? If your answer is yes, you are claiming to be able to predict/control the form of some future moment, right ?
So, I guess it's the relationship between commitment and time, that this discussion is more about. And, that's what I'm unable to figure out.'
Doesn't a commitment essentially mean that you are claiming to be able to predict/control the form a future moment will take, which is a denial or defiance of impermanence ? If you fully honor impermanence, doesn't every commitment become a bold-faced lie ?
So, I ask you guys - how do you honor a commitment while also knowing fully well that you cannot predict/control the form of a future moment (i.e. impermanence) ? Is it even possible ?
dijmart wrote:So, imo, all commitments are depending upon if conditions allow it and if there's still a desire to fulfill the commitment when the "time" comes.
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