I don’t understand the cruelty of this world: war, rape, pillaging/stealing, lying, discrimination, elitism on and on. I just don’t understand the cruelty people harbor in their hearts. And I definitely don’t understand how people so easily rattle off justifications for it all. I don’t understand the blind eyes that get turned or those that uphold and perpetuate it further out of unwavering loyalty, or even worse… to cause more hatred and fear.
These are things I will never understand.
It can be explained to me: charted, plotted, mapped, diagrammed. I get that cruelty begets cruelty. I get that the status quo and group mentality/social pressure is hard to back away from. I can grasp the validations people give, but to me they are still inexcusable. Even though I do get that we are all human and very fallible.
But when will our expectations for ourselves reach a better standard? When will we, if ever, let our heart and souls be our guide and not the blathering talking heads of government, religion, media and those holding power and rank over our lives? None of those people will be there at our death when judgement day comes. And absolutely no amount of lying, justifications, excuses or supplications will change the tide coming for one.
When will we, if ever, learn that compassion, empathy, nurturing, connection to each other on a genuine heart level is the most profoundly rewarding way to live and gives us the true satisfaction we so deeply crave as sentient, communal, soul carrying beings?
I will never understand this world as it is now. But I harbor hope. Eternal hope. And meanwhile I’ll take all the blessings I can wherever they come from and try to keep my eyes, heart and soul open to life’s beauty. I wish you all the same hope, blessings and beauty.