Karl Hans Welz - Armanen Runes - Rune Ceremonials
Change! All life is continuous change! Some for the better, some for the worse. Every day we are confronted with new situations. Some pleasant, others less pleasant! We have to deal with them whether we want to do so or not. We can never be certain about the outcome, but we are working with all that we have available to get the best outcome possible that our imagination can create, and more, if we keep the desire open-ended. To influence the outcome of a specific situation we have many means available. Most of these means are well-known to most everybody. Usually we evaluate a situation, or challenge that we face, first. Then, based on this evaluation we can take whatever steps it takes to make the best of the situation. If, for instance, you want something very badly, then you look for methods to get that which you want. If, for some reason you have to find out that the means that are available to you at the time being are insufficient for the task, then you can take one of two ways: Either you accept the fact that your means are insufficient and you settle for second-best, i.e., you give up, or you look for new means to achieve that goal. There are certainly lots of people out there who always try to tell you that your means are inherently limited and that you should not go for the sky and that it's morally better if you are satisfied with that which you can get easily. In real English those folks means that you should be satisfied with that which they don't want anyway while giving up on things that they try to get for themselves. These sermons are in most cases those folks' means of keeping you out of a competition so that it will be easier for them to get the things they want. It is certainly best to be suspicious of such sermons and to have a closer look at the people who are proffering them. Many of those are folks who skillfully clothe their greed into moralizing spiritual sermons! Naturally they try to convince you to stop searching for new means and to give up your intentions to have the good life they aspire to. Every shepherd's intent is to have as many sheep as possible!