Contrivance: (n) a plan or scheme; expedient
It happens every day.
I have an idea how things should work, how they should unfold, and the results do not conform to my plan.
My instinct? Ignore the information that’s been provided, push past the obvious defeat and persevere with my thinking, adding some last-minute changes, while insisting that no evolution is necessary.
I am determined to be right, even when I’m wrong.
Therefore, I’m often wrong, even when I’m right.
I possess the ability to learn but I suppress it because I’m afraid that being a learner will make me appear to be a student instead of a teacher.
Presently, I’m a master of contrivance, attempting to learn to be a master of service.
Life on Earth is not really difficult—you try something and it either works or it doesn’t. Pain only arrives if you insist on continuing to do what doesn’t work instead of changing in the direction where Mother Nature, Father God and fellow humans are headed.
Our religion is a contrivance because it withholds mercy, clinging to the law.
Our government is a contrivance because it is in need of refreshing.
Our relationships with our fellow human beings are a contrivance because we insist on how different we are instead of acknowledging that we are one people.