Are You A Master? by John Cali

One of our readers had some interesting comments in reply to our recent blog post, Is the World Driving You Crazy? I’d like to share them with you today, especially with those who may have missed them.

Hi John and Spirit,

I love the opening of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens!

First Line: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way–in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

Last Line: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

Every word ever written…every thought ever thought…is someone’s opinion, someone’s reality. War stories, love stories…it doesn’t matter at all. It is only your experience that is real. No one else knows your thoughts, ideals, or anything about you…not even your family. This goes for “masters” also. Every master is different! They are masters because they know they are God. That’s all there is to it…you are God…so get over it and live…laugh…and love with all your heart (spirit).

(Thanks very much, Jerry.)

I love Jerry’s last sentence: “That’s all there is to it…you are God…so get over it and live…laugh…and love with all your heart (spirit).”


What about you? Do you consider yourself a master? Are you God?

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3 Responses

  1. Lynn

    Everyday I am more amused at life and people.

    I have been over something for many many years. I have told people I am over it and have changed. People don’t like to hear the truth. People didn’t believe me. People use to women running back to them, got mad and angry. It is not my fault someone else made choices, that he might have regretted. I hope the man that has been terrorizing my life with the world, has a great life and finds someone who will make him happy. Finds someone, that won’t have to sacrifice for him. Finds someone, to love, so he won’t have time to terrorize me anymore.

    May the future be happy, loving, kind and joyful. May my grandmother who taught me what true love is, continue to look over me and guide me. The letters she left for me to read, after she died, have been a great inspiration to me and have lifted me up through great challenges. I love you grandma and grandpa Johnson.

  2. Dan

    Another nice article – it really is a wonderful thing that we each can have our own perspective/reality. I am good with the understanding of being God but I think using the vocabulary with most people would be rather off putting even though by our very consciousness it should be obvious we are each divine – and by definition part of “all that is”. And having said that it is also laughable on days where I am cleaning up dog poo or some other such mundane crap that God gets to do, but this is why God must have a sense of humor.

    The term master is a bit stickier because it implies complete control and that is not something I want to strive for – I like the unexpected – and I like that there is always room for improvement. No matter how great I can play an instrument (for example) I can always get better – and often the so called mistakes turn out to become the best improvisation… yes just like life.

    A master in the way you use the term – knows he can’t control everything – not even all his thoughts or all his emotions because there is an on going refining of what is preferred and/or appropriate for the moment. We are evolving and it is much more fun that way.

    No disagreement here – semantics are tricky – and I too like to hear myself speak.

    Thanks for the uplifting articles, John.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Dan! I love your perspectives — and your delightful sense of humor.

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