- follower (n.)
- Old English folgere "retainer, servant, disciple; successor," agent noun from follow. Compare similarly formed Old Frisian folgere, Dutch volger, German Folger.
whether it's a person, people, a group - religion, spirituality, school of thought...
whenever we follow, we fall low - and why is that?
because we place our trust and hope outside of ourselves - making something or someone more than our own authority
without self directive principle, self-trust and integrity - we fall lower than our true self, our full potential to be and live Integrity
the follower has no authority - he follows the script of another
the follower has no voice - he follows the word of another
the follower has no integrity - he seeks to become whole through something or someone outside of self
the follower has no insight - he seeks external validation
the follower has no standing - he depends on something or someone outside of self
and so the follower will fall lower
than his full and utmost potential
his own deepest truth
and his own capacity to fulfill his own destiny
will you know when you follow?
will you know when you fall low?
will you know when you act out of inferiority?
will you know when you move out of fear?
how will you know?
how will you stand?
and will you have the courage to acknowledge your own delusion?
- delusion (n.)
- "act of misleading someone," early 15c.; as a form of mental derangement, 1550s, from Latin delusionem (nominative delusio) "a deceiving," noun of action from past participle stem of deludere (see delude).
Technically, delusion is a belief that, though false, has been surrendered to and accepted by the whole mind as a truth; illusion is an impression that, though false, is entertained provisionally on the recommendation of the senses or the imagination, but awaits full acceptance and may not influence action. Delusions of grandeur, the exact phrase, is recorded from 1840, though the two words were in close association for some time before that.