When appearance is all that reality is for some, that is all that counts. It is a common reality. Illusion is part of the game.
Jesus said that seeing you will not see and hearing you will not hear. There is a world out there they are not aware of and it would take a two by four between the eyes to make them aware, if then.
By their inability to see and hear, they put the responsibility on others and even that they do not see.
There is a physical limit, a mental and emotional one too that frames the question of how much can a body bear.
To maintain an infection free household, the work falls on unsuspecting shoulders. What good to have another sense and a responsibility to make a difference in this world if others can not or want not to share it?
How does one remove oneself and not be pained by inconsideration, obtuseness and senselessness of others? Gaining another sense does not mean separation from self consciousness.
It means you are saddled with what you have been and then given another view of what you can become. The dichotomy is excruciating.
But a gift of supreme value has been given to the seeker, a gift of true contentment in being no matter the condition one finds oneself. The word gift means something of value has been given by a giver.
And hopefully with it will be a sturdy constitution with sufficient self esteem. And also held determinedly close will be the desire to continue to still make a difference in physical life because the dream was worth dreaming.
In the midst of sophisticated personal relations of knowing what buttons to push in this world, the knowledge of ways of sophisticates can make one wash one’s hands of their supposed innocence. Life continues its weights and measures and there is a consequential balance.
If we learn nothing else, that lesson should bring us up smartly.
It Is Time. . .
It is time to call a halt
to the fatigue already overwhelming
and laying icy fingers upon your blood
and calling for your breath. . .
Too little now and too late,
but soon enough for meaning to come
pilfering through. Lessons learned,
lives are lived without the intensity
concerning the air you breathe,
and bound only by their desire
fed by their anger and what life has denied them.
Life is a balanced judgment.
Next time conscience will lay heavy
on their unsuspecting shoulders.