Eelco, I have been a massively introspective person who has struggled for, well, a long long time, with trying to find the right words to explain something that really has no words. Many many teachings have helped me along the way. It is just recently that I have come to this place, where I hope the energy behind my words can be felt, and never know if I can do it or not. But it's worth the try, and that is what we're all trying to do here, in my view, each in our own way. How to get beyond the words to that magical place where we are just ourselves, as individuals, and yet energetically attuned to one another.
Often times when I write, it is after I try to reach a place within my being where I feel most receptive to higher understanding and what the wise teacher archetype that already resides within has to tell me. So I read what someone else has shared, and then what I share is just me trying to relate to that, to what it sparks within me. I never mean to derail, but simply learn to dance, hopefully in a way that leads to better understanding. That is why music is so wonderful. I had to take a music appreciation class many years ago, which forced me out of the musical rut I was in. It was amazing to go and see everyone in attendance come into a collective place of resonance that could be felt. And for me to learn to appreciate types of music that I had previously rejected in an almost knee jerk fashion. For me, its also always about pushing the limits, even making myself uncomfortable at times. Especially as I get older, I find myself slipping into routine patterns of thinking and behaving that I have to confront, just to stay awake and aware. They say if you don't use it, you'll lose it, and I guess that can apply to anything.
And, maybe I have trouble with the word idiot, kind of like you do with the word sheeple. If we don't know something because it's been intentionally not available and or purposefully hidden from us, then we cannot be said to be ignorant. Ignorant is when the information is totally available, from a variety of sources, and yet, for all kinds of reasons, we choose to ignore that information. So, I can totally relate to what you shared, but I too, under that description, have been, and probably will in ways I don't even know, be an idiot again. I'd rather see myself as being in the process of self mastery who occasionally sees new ways to improve, especially when I get those hidden buttons pushed. Those are the ones you can't see coming. So, instead of it being looked at now as a problem, I see these as opportunities. It works for me anyway. It's all your fault Eelco, you got me in a rambling mood. Just kidding. In my view, we all have a lot to learn.
I see your love shining out from my furry friends faces, when I look into their eyes. I see you in the flower’s smile, the rainbow, and the wind in the trees....