Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
And all the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again
Belief in our ability to recover after experiencing a crisis, tragedy, or great fall comes by removing the walls, or obstacles, that impede our well-being. Humpty Dumpty was sitting on a wall, like sitting on a treasure chest, but unable to access all the recovery mechanisms, or treasures, that exist on the other side. Because Humpty was prohibited from entering the place that keeps us all together, Humpty had an unbearable crisis, a great fall. This is not the type of crisis that prestigious people, professionals, kings, King’s men or King’s horses can put together again. The great fall that broke Humpty could only be prevented by having access to the spiritual resources of inner life. Likewise, in our brokenness, we can only be put together again from internal fruitfulness. The efforts of all the best professionals are not able to put us together again if a wall exists to the internal resources that bring mental, physical, and emotional healing. The beginning of our well-being, through spiritual fruitfulness, begins as the walls prohibiting entry into the divine realm of our inner life are broken down.
We should consider that our inner feelings contain the substance of the spiritual fruit, and we should allow those feelings to surface for the sake of our own welfare. When we bottle-up those fruitful feelings then we are effectively building a wall that prohibits constructive results in what we say and do. Therefore, we can comprehend how sitting on a wall will cause a great fall that external solutions cannot resolve. Because this nursery rhyme, “Humpty Dumpty,” places the seat of Humpty in a prestigious place, let’s assume Humpty was administering government policy. Now, we can envision why it would be a great fall to lose one of the King’s officials, and the dilemma of all of the King’s people not able to fix the problem. Envision Humpty as a social service administrator, but sitting on a wall of love, goodwill, and kindness. Then you can envision the creation of hatred, cruel sentiments, and ill-intentions that infested society. Those who placed Humpty in that administrative position would be very unhappy at the upheaval in the kingdom. That would be a great fall politically, and one that could not be fixed with external methods and certainly not without fruitful feelings from the people served. Likewise, there is the administrative seat that is assigned the duty of establishing a safe and secure environment. However, if they sit on a wall of peace, meekness, and gentleness, then harsh and aggressive violence would fill the land. Therefore, another government placed administrator is having a great fall that cannot be fixed with external appearances. Then, there is the seat of administration that instills in those served the ability to persevere with patience and self-control when suffering difficulties in society. However, if the administrator is sitting on a wall that gives the desire to continue constructively, then the social atmosphere would be filled with people who are impatient with the conditions in the kingdom, becoming out of control and impossible to manage, and suffering one fatality after another. The result is another administrator having a great fall that government leaders cannot fix. Then again, there’s the seat where the administrator is sitting on a wall that blocks faith, joy, and goodness from manifesting which fills the population with despair, pessimism, and evilness. Yet again, the King’s territory becomes an example of shame and tyranny as another government official has a great fall that cannot be fixed by political leaders. In this light, we can comprehend how important it is for us to not allow walls to be built that block the spiritual fruitfulness in our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Wherever we sit in life, we manage our inner being in such a way as to produce positive results to avoid the pitfalls of destructive and unfruitful consequences.
It’s common sense that if we are open to the fruitful sentiments that are in us, then constructive attitudes come from us. In that event, it’s just as apparent that if we build a wall to spiritual qualities then we close our inner life to constructive results. We could say that Humpty was preoccupied with building a wall to prohibit the general population from accessing the divine fruit of the soul. In the building of that wall, he closed his own inward being to fruitful blossoms, and desolated his administrative territory of positive results. Humpty Dumpty became so incompetent at managing the affairs assigned to him that he had a great fall. Due to the wall that closed his soul to blossoms of nurturing sentiments, he was filled with impatience towards the population, reacted with out of control rampages against the people, and perpetrated fatalities onto society. There was nothing within the grasp of earthly powers that could put Humpty together again. The lesson for us?: Always keep our inner life open to spiritual qualities to maintain constructive attitudes through patience, self-control, and perseverance. These qualities keep us together as we persevere in reverence for life instead of being broken by fatal consequences. We stay in one piece by being open to patience instead of being broke to smithereens through impatience by things “getting on our nerves.” We remain intact by openness to self-control instead of being fragmented by rock-hard stubbornness that causes out of control behaviors.
All of us have inner regulatory attitudes that enable us to keep our life maintained in the way we envision it to be. We may not refer to these qualities as being spiritual, but in reality it is our openness to fruitful attitudes that we maintain our safety and security. We regulate our life by being receptive to positive vibes and keeping negative vibes away. Humpty was sitting on a wall made by his prohibition of meek, gentle, and peaceable qualities. By trying to close out a serene spirit within the people he governs, he unwittingly closed out those qualities in his own attitudes. In his battle against divine qualities, he himself became harsh in his administration of policy, aggressively pursued those who severed themselves from servitude to the “wall,” and violently responded to “wall crashers.” Physical harm, fear within the homes of the people, and chaotic instability were the trademarks of Humpty’s administration. The political fall-out was so great that the forces giving Humpty his seat of power could not put Humpty together again. The lesson for us?: As we maintain openness to the qualities of a meek and gentle spirit of peace then the impetus of what we do and say will convey a willingness to establish a safe and secure environment. In contrast, building a wall to that tranquility conveys intentions of causing conflict to incite a harsh atmosphere of violence. The spirit of peace keeps us together in times of trouble, meekness keeps us together when people instigate aggression, and gentleness keeps us together when others are harsh.
Society becomes cohesive when there are soft and tender attitudes for one another, but walls come about by the hardness that separates one part from another. To sit on a wall that causes a fall is to prohibit wholesome communion between one person and the other. In the case of Humpty Dumpty, the harmony between the people in his administrative responsibility and Humpty himself was impeded b y the wall made while sitting in the seat of power. The fracture between the people and those sitting in a place of authority was too great for all of the king’s people to fix. From the seat of power flowed intolerance for specific communities of people, sexual abuses within the jurisdiction, and exclusion of those who was not bonding with “Humpty.” Humpty was filled with the hardness of hatred, ill-intent, and cruelty for those who protested the social walls. The gap that left a huge void of goodwill, kindness, love, tolerance, sensual intimacy, inclusion, and harmony for the people was a wall that political powers could not fix. It is only from the soft, moist, and tender attitudes of our inner life that walls dissolve to bring a cohesive harmony for those sitting in a seat of power and the people served. The lesson we learn from Humpty Dumpty? Wherever we sit in life, it’s essential to keep open to compassion through the attitude of goodwill, kindness, and love. If you close out those qualities, a wall will form that causes hate, cruelty, and ill-will towards compassionate people.
The wall that Humpty Dumpty was sitting on caused barricades to the universal deity that works within us. Everything good that works from our inner life is of that deity, and Humpty was sitting on that like a dog sitting on a buried bone. Humpty was shutting out the spiritual fruit, closing out serene attitudes, impeded moist attitudes by creating hardness, impeded reverence for supernatural inclinations, and caused negative energy to manifest. This is why Humpty’s fall was so great that the most powerful earthly people could not fix. Only when we remain open, and encourage others to remain receptive to the infinite source of all power, knowledge, and presence can we experience spiritual fruitfulness. That reverence for the divine goodness in us is the source that heals individuals, communities, and nations. In that reverence will manifest all the qualities necessary to remove walls and to bring healing. Those qualities include tranquility, social tenderness, respect for the universal deity, and positive energy. Where Humpty Dumpty was trying to hoard the all-powerful deity for self, he haphazardly shut the deity out of his life, which caused his great fall. However, as we acknowledge that the deity is one and same in us as every individual, we will openly welcome that divinity in others the same as in self.
It’s impossible to self-actualize as an entity who has unique intelligence, an all-encompassing presence, and very powerful resources when everyone else is in touch with an infinite intelligence, infinite presence, and infinite power. In Humpty Dumpty’s case, he was not able to express himself in words and deeds that would associate his identity with infinite wisdom. Humpty was sitting on a wall that barred his ability to tap into the divine realm that would identify his character as one with remarkable accomplishments for the people he governed. Because of that, Humpty came across as a person of gloom, despair, agony, evilness, and pessimism, and this was directed at the people within his administrative rule. All the political powers of the world were not able to fix Humpty’s identity crisis, which reflected their own identity, because they built a wall within themselves by being against the divine self-expression of the general population. Because the expression of faith, joy, and goodness are signs of an identity in touch with the source of a spiritual presence, Humpty ruled against those qualities in others so that he could be an unique source in touch with the supernatural realm. This was Humpty’s undoing by trying to make his own identity more important than the universal deity that resides in every individual equally. What is the lesson learned from Humpty Dumpty? If we keep our self-expression open to faith, joy, and goodness then our identity is known by the optimism that is conveyed. However, if we try to build a wall to self-actualizing through divine qualities then the atmosphere of despair, evilness, and pessimism manifests.
We can assess that being open to the universal deity will keep us together through the spiritual fruit. The diagnosis is that closing self to inner goodness will sit us on a wall of unfruitful sentiments, leading to a great fall. In this light, we plan to keep our inner life open to refrain from the hardness of walls. We implement this plan by allowing soft, moist, and tender attitudes to live in us and through us. We know the implementation of the plan is successful when no walls exist to the love, peace, faith, and perseverance blossoming in what we say, do, and believe.