Accountability is the standard to which you place your promises on.
I believe there are three types of promises that exist.
The promises we make to one another. Our credibility is based on what we have fulfilled in life, partly meaning that a person who keeps their word has shown that they are credible. This is not to say that we shouldn’t make promises to one another, but rather to uphold the sanctity of honour. We should strive to do as much as we can, and be aware of what we can guarantee.
Another type of promise we make in our day, are the promises we make to ourselves. The silent intentions we make in our minds upon any beginning, these are the promises you make to yourself. It is more important to uphold these types of contracts, so that you can rely on yourself. I have learnt that besides from your family, there is no one you can fully rely on. You should be comfortable when making tough decisions, as it is our everyday actions that will become the tough part.
This last category should apply to everyone, but some may not believe in it. These are the promises we make to our Lord. I use the term Lord in this sense rather than God, because we owe him like we do to our land-lords. On these lands we roam, desecrating the forests and allowing our society to fall apart; but how often do we give in return. These subtle promises we make to the divine, asking for forgiveness and offering change. How often do we change? When we beg for success, only to turn a blind eye to our brothers around the world who are living our past realities.
The promise you make your God once you believe in him can either grant you eternal freedom or relentless suffering. These are the promises we must uphold on the highest of standards.
Be well my friends.
And do your best,
then try some more.
Hopefully next time,
will be better than before.
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