7 Words Study: Please
Plan Life Endlessly Anticipating Special Experiences
Taking the Initiative
Vision and Supplication
Why? Past and Future meanings
Harnessing of Desire
Keywords for Please
Only too often it is we who are the effect of someone else’s cause—in other words we are serving someone’s ambition rather than our own vision. This needs to end if we are to align with soul, because the soul—though it may well be pleased to serve another’s vision—will never choose to be subservient to the pursuit of the ego-ambitions of another. To survive there are certain requirements that are absolute and not negotiable and it is necessary, if we are to build a robust vision, to do so upon the foundations of these requirements. The fluffy vision, pink and pretty, is the soft and comforting dream that dream-sellers entertain us with. A realizable vision is the stuff of the hero/ine: those who are few in number and aspire to establish values and act out of principle to realize their own uniqueness of spirit.
It’s not enough to have a vision; there needs also to be the will to make it happen. We are tested: ‘Is what we want worth the effort?’ Or perhaps putting it differently: ‘Do we really want this or is it just a wish?’ Wishing is quite different from wanting; it is rather fanciful and carries no expectation of achievement, in fact it is often specifically identified with the impossible ‘I wish money grew on trees’, whereas wanting aligns with intention and expectation of achievement.
Nothing can be done alone, we need help. So who will help us? Suppliers of goods, services, advice and permissions—these are all real people, each with their own vision and intentions, as are staff, co-workers, friends, families and strangers. Our intention has to find a way to integrate with theirs if we are to prove successful in our endeavours. In the case when a number of people are all aligned in single focus upon a common aim, then much is possible.Cooperation is working together: to have it requires that each party is pulling towards the same end. Without this sense of a shared communal purpose, it is better to resist inappropriate involvements and maintain independence until the possibility comes along for suitable co-working. Without it, we are condemned to exist as small and usually insignificant particles instead of enjoying being part of a larger richer experience.
In sacred use ‘Please’ becomes ‘Please God’ or prayer. Prayer is 'please with a sacred atmosphere'. Its purpose is to align our single-minded passionate clarity with the will of God. Both meditation and prayer seem to be essential in spiritual development and both are process of the mind. With meditation there is a sense of allowing a relaxed and attentive mind to open up its love of a subject in order to see the way that universal patterns are made knowable. In contrast to meditation, prayer is passionate. Picture and passion produce prayer. An idea willed by an expectant mind becomes an event; this is surely one way to define magic—all magic is applied prayer, all action is prayer, we could call it psycho kinesis. It is thinking with feeling, an idea desired and willed, and the more wholeheartedly and assured is the attitude we adopt, the prompter is the realization. So we can that desire, therefore love, is a necessary component of prayer—the time and the emotion we give to the object of our desire together create our lives.
Uninspired life path, lackluster life, weak will, boredom, despondency, lack of true involvement, inadequate support, serving reluctantly, under-achievement.
The gifts of free will and creativity are lost on such types of people, who do not imagine a better future, nor do they take steps to improve the life of others. They have few skills in winning cooperation, and make very poor leaders, seem blinkered and unaware of the rich magnificence of opportunity in any situation. To them, spirituality is more to do with obedience than freedom.
A strong please applied without much awareness, amounts to coercion, dominance, enslaving, over-ambition and generally getting what you want without much attempt to reconcile it with what others want.
Please is a real power — it cuts through muddle and confusion; it focuses attention on an object and aligns people to pull together. If a parent represents a clear and constant force of will acting upon a child towards the fulfilment of the parent's objectives then the child is likely to develop an equally strong focus, and the capacity to cajole others to achieve specific objectives. They can be charming, persuasive and inspiring, yet lack the willingness to compromise or defer, although they will cooperate wherever it suits their purposes to join forces with a useful ally. Many politicians and hard-nosed business managers fall into this category.
Acting assertively, without regard to the other person, leads to aggression and human rights violations. There are more slaves today than there have ever been on Earth and, although it is gratifying that the percentage is smaller, individual slaves are not interested in that. Women and children are constantly subject to abuses because they have not sufficient physical strength to defend themselves. Political prisoners are often tortured so that a corrupt regime can strengthen its grip. The world watches as children are forced to work in Dickensian conditions, as so many women are treated as sub-human and as vast populations in poorer countries — slaves and forced workers — serve the tiny minority who abuse them.