Feeling Used? Of Course!
And the call came and because panic ensued, the young one got dressed and the night found him getting another vehicle running and a friend grateful to be driving home. I asked him do they realize what they ask? No clue, gram. Not a clue. They are scared to death and hope no one approaches their stalled car.
And an other finds her time called upon to transfuse a parent with soothing words and tangibles. Her time for making a living takes her days. And an other finds his talents are siphoned to fallouts of matchstick houses that need first aid. And grandparents across the world these days still are pledged to keep the grandchildren from self destructing.
And because I live with a son and in law daughter, a sibling said, you are live in help! As opposed to a facility that does not allow access to a kitchen where I can cook comfort foods and bake cookies? I have been perfecting signature foods for almost 80 years and have become quite good, I think. Where I can sit near a fireplace and drink coffee and absorb heat to thaw icy limbs to feel human?
I remember 10 and 12 hour days when I would have gone on bended knee with gratitude to find dinner prepared to welcome me home. Or when the children were toddlers to have an afternoon for a nap or a leisurely bath. Most grandparents have these memories and know the priceless value of them. Or an evening for dinner out.
Taken for granted. Must. Workers with conscience always are taken for granted. Heaven has to count on us so we keep the classroom open.
And times now flood our days with information. We feel inadequate and not caring if we are not quick to comment with knowledge about the national scene which goes from chaos to madness daily. No one seems to have a handle on anything and no one assumes accountability. So we have no decisions.
Any thoughtful person realizes that the Sages and Gods are not up to decision making. With knowledge of simultaneous times (everything happened yesterday or is happening now) most have forgotten the details of earth life. So complex has daily life become, it takes a hands on knowledge to come through on a daily basis.
It seems we have given no thought to updating our beliefs and myths that solace our days. What does it matter? A whole lot when you find yourself no longer breathing earth’s rarified air and you are waking up someplace you do not want to be. No one wants to take on the Book of Revelation to change an iota that has been written. Scared to death we are lest we be swiped to oblivion.
But we don’t need an anthropomorphic god to be decent and caring people. Or knowledgeable. Our God of Choice is who animates us and is our GodWithin. And if we don’t like who we are, it is time to take ourselves to a classroom. To school.
Ambient adherence I call it. Ambient adherence. We are the example of what it means to live in a world and absorb its ambience unknowingly. Like breathing in Covid 19 unbeknownst. Because someone not having symptoms is contagious. Asymptomatic. We will kill each other and not know why and learn nothing.
Education is the only answer to deal with a world where everyone is at a different juncture of understanding. That is the way Evolution works. We are not allowed to take a step toward the next until we integrate understanding of where we are. This is the ethical structure I have come to understand. It is God? Ethically speaking. Because all the accoutrements accompanying each step must be integrated and that means things like kindness and compassion.
The subjective things understood depends on the GodWithin. Painful? You bet. Otherwise …we go down the tube again.