Fairy Tales

Here is more of the timeless wisdom of Mr. Ed De Boer, first presented on the “Return to Eden” radio program on December 20, 2008:

Like in the old Sinatra song, fairy tales do come true, and it can happen to you when you’re young at heart.

I remember when our daughter was 6 or 7 years old and she lost a tooth. The next morning she found money under her pillow. She was told that the Tooth Fairy had put it there. Then she informed her mother that the Tooth Fairy had left her some money, and she asked, “What are you going to give me?” Her mother responded, somewhat rhetorically, “Who do you think the Tooth Fairy is?” And my daughter answered, “I guess you’re going to tell me that there’s no Santa Claus, either!”

I love the innocence of children. When I was a child, I thought as a child. But I’m a child no more, and I had to put away childish things… because I was confronted with a world of reality. The problem today is that too many people are still in their dream years. They still believe in the sweet-talk of politicians. That seems rather unrealistic in today’s world, but it’s what we are confronted with.

It all boils down to education. If we don’t educate ourselves as we grow up, reality will be our teacher. It is far more satisfactory for us to educate ourselves and learn to be grounded in the Truth, because once you know the Truth, it is much more difficult to be fooled. Only when we know the Truth can we educate ourselves to the point where we understand how this world functions. We’ll come to understand that only with integrity can we have stability.

We have not seen any integrity of late. It seems to have departed the scene years ago… and stability vanished right along with it. The result is that there is no beauty, only ugliness, fear and despair. Now we are confronted with a world of harsh realities… not one of dreams, but a world of nightmares, and we have to learn to deal with those.

There are several ways to proceed:

  1. We can ignore them, but that’s no option.
  2. Fearing them is foolish,
  3. The only option left is to confront our nightmares.

We all must exercise that option and ask ourselves the question: “What is causing the problems facing us today?” And: “How do we overcome them?”

I’m not inclined to tell anybody what to do, but I have some suggestions. First off, we need to keep a cool head. We must not overemphasize our problems, but concentrate on the solutions.

There is no problem so great that there is no solution. As a matter of fact, the most complicated problems can be overcome by simple solutions. So, the answer is in simplicity. We have to first learn what works. Once we know what works, all we need to do is implement it. And once we see the results, we’ll realize that life is supposed to be simple, because that is how it was intended.

Once we learn to deal with the simplicity of Truth, we’ll begin to see the results. Once we see the results, we will enjoy the benefits, and with it we will reclaim integrity and stability… not just for ourselves, but for our children and their children’s children. We can truly leave a world to them which is a better world than we found. We’ve tried everything else… and as Winston Churchill said, “You can trust the Americans to do the right thing, once they have exhausted all other means.”

I’ve told you the means. Now, do the right thing. It’s up to you, and no one else. ~ Ed De Boer

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