Ask people what they wish for in the world, and they say, "We want more people with open hearts, open minds, more people who share freely their resources, time, joy, share of themselves." But, most of them do not really want this based on their actions. They do not trust. They lie that they want to meet more people with those positive characteristics. I have been on this Earth 40 years now. To some this seems old, to some this seems young, to me, it seems enough, sometimes. I say this because I will never be jaded, but, I am taking a moment to share my frustration at how blind so many are in this world.
"All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions." William Butler Yeats said this, and I agree, which is why I tend toward such a mellow disposition. I find with my disposition, as such, it leads to a good life, creates positivity and shared progress towards a peaceful existence, more than rants or extreme thought ever could.
Today, I will express myself, though, not in extreme, just in a mode of questioning...
If you give freely, why do people assume you are too good to be true?
If you are kind, why are your motives questioned?
If you don't fight, why do people think you don't care or act?
If you are friendly to someone of the opposite sex, why is it assumed you want sex?
If you are live simply, why do people assume you are lazy?
If you value family, why do people say one thing and really mean another.
If you smile, why do people resent it?
If you shine, why are people jealous?
Can people ever truly see what is before them? There is an opportunity for friendship, abundance, calm, clarity, knowledge, in everyday!
If you are not interested in gossip, why do you become the one they gossip about?
If you are only interested in helping others, why are you seen as gullible?
If you love what happens, good and bad, because you can see the lesson in it all, why do people think you naive?
I do not know about this Earth. I have been lucky enough to meet those who know me well enough to know my intentions. I have met those who question their own intentions and therefore, question everyone else's. I am never going to change my generosity, my thoughtfulness, my creative tendencies, my need to never climb power ladders, exclude others, nor am i going to allow all the ego-based decision-makers change my light. I just had to say this, today. I am questioning so I can let go of the pain I let in when others perceive through such toxic cesspool eyes!
Don't worry, I will never cease trying to show my light, trusting in myself and humanity. Don't worry, I will not become jaded and less in order to feel part of this experience. I will always believe Yeats' words, "The world is full of magic things waiting for our senses to grow sharper." I love all of you who see beauty everyday and love freely and trust deeply and create joy and spread kindness. I love all of you so much, though you are rare, precious jewels in this world.
"For he gave all his heart and lost." ~ Yeats