Is there ever a wrong time to step up and to say what is right, or to do the right thing?

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I have heard it said that there is never a wrong time to say, or to do the right thing.

Is this right though?

This article explores this question in relation to spiritual law, balance, timing, and the way that things are said, or done.

Is there ever a wrong time, or a wrong way, to say the right thing?

Of course, sometimes it takes a great deal of courage for us to say the right thing, at times.

However, to say it when it is unnecessary, or to say it only to prove your own point that is wanting to be lauded as being correct by you, is perhaps coming from your ego, and this indeed is perhaps both the wrong time, and the wrong way, to say the right thing.

"Of those who say nothing, few are silent."

This quote is from the writer, Thomas Neill.

"The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid."

This quote is from an unknown Author.

The end result is what counts. When the end can be felt or seen as coming from an energy other than love, it matters not whether you speak or not, in a way. Your hostile energy is felt in other ways.

Speaking with words of connective love never hurts another when the words are silently spoken through your heart, but when you utter words of non-love through your mind's anger energy or even from fear, or boastfulness the hurting words are thrown out at another person with added barbs attached to them then.

Be silent if that is what is required, but allow love to decide whether silence is best or whether it is best to speak or not, not your ego.

Act from what you know is right and true, but keep silent when it seems right to do so too.

Balance, and doing the right thing

Balance is always dynamically alive and working for you within you. It is that which leads you to do the right thing at each moment of time.

It has often been said by both spiritual masters and scientist's alike that every action creates a reaction.

The consequence of this is often missed though, and it is that this is what balances and neutralises the initial action. This means that as everything is happening, there is a continuous cancelling out, and in the end it might seem as if nothing has happened at all.

Is this really entirely true though, surely something is actually really happening here, isn't it, in our lives?

Nothing happens to love within love, but all happens to you, its vehicle.

In the end, love stays as it is, but you gain a consciously wise understanding of its functioning both within yourself, and within God's oneness. This then allows you to play your own true part within God's oneness.

Karma is actually a beneficial law for us, as it helps to restore us to balance, and so it acts to bring us back into God's overall oneness. This means that at every moment, whatever happens now, is always only ever for the best, both for us, and for the unity of the overall whole as well.

The unbalanced person personally concerns himself with things. Even concerning yourself with doing the right thing is the wrong thing to do.

The unbalanced person thinks of risks, and of weighing the balances.

The balanced spiritual master knows that all always happens, only ever exactly as it must, or as it will. It does not matter whatever ever happens, the return to balance, harmony and peace is always inevitable.

God's heart is always at peace. All is always in absolute balance for God.

For us, balance is about establishing a position of trust within God.

When we trust what we feel and know, without needing to interpret it before we are ready, we remain balanced.

When we are afraid of our own misunderstandings this causes us to doubt, and it is always doubt that unbalances us, as we lose contact with God's love then, and instead we are then living from our own manufactured fears.

If we seem to be always out of balance, we will always be looking to do something, or to find ways for us to restore our balance.

Why do we lose our balance, and so take ourselves off from the middle path like this, so often?

Love balances all things, and as much as you are not loving fully, you are off balance to that degree.

Fear, doubt, any negative emotion, creates an imbalance within you when you hold onto it within yourself.

Let it all go, and embrace only love, and your natural positional balance on the middle path of love will be then perfectly restored for you, both inwardly and outwardly.

Why would oneness itself ever need to be balanced?

Oneness is in a state of infinite flux, and it is its individual parts that can remain unbalanced, and that can also restore balance to the whole.

This is why being spiritual restores balance, because it reconnects us to the oneness again, and removes us from our isolation, which is the real reason why we ever become unbalanced in the first place.

"Balance is good, because one extreme or the other leads to misery, and I've spent a lot of my life at one of those extremes."

The American singer/songwriter Trent Reznor said this.

Polarity in the lower worlds creates imbalance for you when you live too far on one side of it or another. This is why we are told to walk the middle path.

Spiritual Law, and doing the right thing

Even a law cannot really ever enforce you to do the right thing.

That said though, God's laws only ever apply to the individualised soul.

Each law is an agreement between that soul and God. If the lower bodies of that soul break one of these laws, there are consequences, that the law of cause and effect will then bring about for that person.

This allows the person the chance again to reconnect to the love of God again, and to the wisdom and truth of their own soul. Lessons are enforced only for those who move away from God's full love.

This is all true, because to create any law restricts the full play of God's love.

The fullness of God's love has no laws, but your own.

Laws exist only when you believe them to exist. When love is not being fully lived from, God guides you though your own laws to do the right thing, but when you follow only love by loving with all of who you are, no laws are then ever necessary ever then at all.

Jesus Christ himself told us this, when he said for us to love and to seek God first, and all else is added back into our lives then.

"Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

This advice is given by Jesus in Saint Matthew's gospel, chapter 6, verse 33.

All else is all else, and this implies no restriction from any man made or even from any other laws. Jesus was not even restricted by any of our scientifically identified physical laws.

Did God really make all of those restrictive laws for men as mentioned in the Christian bible, such as the ten commandments, or not?

These commandments supposedly written by God onto a rock to Moses, were probably really etched out by his brother onto a rock that God only just showed him where to find.

God told him these laws so that his people could move through to their promised land in the most efficient way.

This was necessary because where there are groups of people not living entirely from God's love individually recognised, some type of conducively agreed formatted laws are always necessary to maintain the order.

These restrictive laws of God though are really all unnecessary today, because the truth is that where love is being fully followed, and lived from, there can be no laws (or there is no need for such laws).

Love is never restricted by any such laws, and no laws at all are ever necessary to love.

Love just loves, period, end of story.

Love always makes its own ways while doing this, even jumping over any so called scientifically established physical laws, as and whenever it is required to do so.

On the other hand though, laws are still as necessary today as they were back then, to maintain the law and order of a society that still has not learnt how to only entirely and completely live, only from only, God's full and unconditional love.

"Every day, I get closer to God. Every day, my will to do the right thing gets stronger."

This quote by DMX, (Earl Simmons), an American rap artist, and actor goes very close to saying in one line what I have been trying to say here.

Closeness to God ensures that we do the right thing by him. Loving God, ourselves, and all else besides, helps us to do just this.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
8th Jul 2015 (#)

You have covered many bases. Courage of conviction is an essential thing. One should speak up when his conscience tells him something which is unjust or incorrect is being said or done by a second party no matter what the status or relationship of the second party is.

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author avatar spirited
8th Jul 2015 (#)

thanks GV Rama Rao.

Yes, courage is important, and it is needed in some situations more than it is in others.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Jul 2015 (#)

Thought provoking as usual, thanks Spirited.

My father used to say - when our intentions are good and honorable there is no good or bad time to say or act - never waste a moment!

I try to be as frank as possible; what I say I mean and even if another misunderstands I make my stand clearer and leave it at that and move on.

Now I am in a hurry to finish my job as tomorrows are getting lesser by the day! The world sure needs lots of love and that is what is behind the whole process of creation - siva

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author avatar spirited
8th Jul 2015 (#)

thanks siva,

It also depends on the subject matter at hand I think too.

When more than one person could be right, and it is more interpretation than anything else, I feel we should not try to say that how we think is the "only" version of the truth.

People see truth from different angles of it I feel.

We should let people be themselves and not try to colour them too much with our own opinions.

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author avatar Retired
9th Jul 2015 (#)

The timing of saying or doing the right thing surely depends on when so doing is most likely to have the desired effect

It is also true that a well-timed silence can be the right thing to "say".

Listening is always vital. If you listen you will become attuned to the person you are trying to affect, and what you gain from such listening will tell you what is best to say or not say, and when.

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author avatar spirited
9th Jul 2015 (#)

thanks John,

those are good points, but should the right thing necessary need to have any "desired effect".

Couldn't it be enough just to say it because it is the right thing to say?

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author avatar Retired
9th Jul 2015 (#)

I would say that nothing should be said or done that does not have a purpose. There are several considerations to bear in mind when it comes to achieving the purpose in question.

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author avatar spirited
9th Jul 2015 (#)

Sometimes the purpose might be an individual purpose though, even a selfish one.

Perhaps the greater purpose, of us all being in this together, the connected purpose, or the most beneficial purpose for all,
should be considered in our consideration of what is the right thing to say or to do, in any given situational position.

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author avatar Kingwell
11th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks Spirited for another great post. I'm wondering what is the right thing to say. Before we say anything perhaps we should ask ourselves "is it the right thing to say or is that just my opinion"? Silence is golden in many cases but of course there are times when we have speak out.
Blessings.

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author avatar spirited
12th Jul 2015 (#)

That's a great suggestion Kingwell. I heard something similar once, we should ask ourselves these three things before we say anything.

Is it kind, is it necessary (to say), and is it true?

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author avatar Helen Thomas
12th Jul 2015 (#)

'Love always makes its own ways while doing this, even jumping over any so called scientifically established physical laws, as and whenever it is required to do so.

On the other hand though, laws are still as necessary today as they were back then, to maintain the law and order of a society that still has not learnt how to only entirely and completely live, only from only, God's full and unconditional Love.'

WOW ~ Yes indeed. Thanks for sharing ~ Spirited.

Blessings.

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author avatar spirited
12th Jul 2015 (#)

thanks Helen,

I am glad you agree with what I have said here.

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author avatar Carol Roach
14th Jul 2015 (#)

so true I love the rappers quote

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author avatar spirited
14th Jul 2015 (#)

thanks Carol

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