What do I mean by accept? We accept our lives, inclusive of our finitude, based on the manner in which we possess ourselves; that is, on subjecting ourselves to the philosophic oversight America requires of the sovereign frame-of-mind.
We accept the need to philosophically oversee our sovereignty even as we engage the facts and values commensurate with the situations and predicaments in which we find ourselves. We also accept that we must tax our capacity to be in enlightened possession of ourselves.
How do we do this? By artfully managing our philosophically responsible oversight of our ego-function, our thoughts, feelings and motivations, and our judgments, decisions and actions. While intent on resetting, where possible, our personally unrewarding or socially unacceptable determinism, we accept our responsibility for managing our perception and our philosophically guided “mind’s eye” as our witness to the entirety of our behavior and biographical enterprise.
And, as I’ve said, we accept that we must make the courage to love life. We recognize that each day is our opportunity to give meaning to our roles as sovereign individuals. We're in touch with the rhythms and cycles of the day, the hour, the moment. We fulfill each cycle, dawn to dusk, enjoying now, no longer under the illusion that there is a once-and-for-all, permanently rewarding future. At day’s end, we recognize it as a completion.