In recent weeks I have become much more aware of the immense isolation that is taking place in our society. It seems like it is everyone for him/herself, like we are all competitors of each other. I notice huge consumerism amongst people.
People consume each other and when no longer of value you are dumped without notice, no matter how well meaning you were before. It seems of no count. The only safe haven seems to be our little family unit, our partner, our children, maybe a good friend or two with whom it is safe to share and with whom you can just be.
With all the others it is a game, continuously playing roles, using masks and strategies. And then of course when even this partner or our children no longer abide to our framework of safe place, then all hell breaks lose, and we are left alone out there, in the dark, unsafe.
I personally dream of a world with people that have honor, real friends that build each other up. Partnerships that make all involved bigger and grander. I dream of a world of respect, warmth and kindness. A world where people remember what you have added to their quality of life, a world of care, a world of true beauty.
The truth will set you free is a famous quote. However the deeper layers of truth can also have a very sobering effect on one's world. Sometimes it is easier to be naive, to believe what people speak, to listen to their nice words, to participate in the tic-toc. Life seems so beautiful than, everyone well meaning. The moment you go to deeper levels of feeling, observing body language, hearing the tone of the voice of others, you discover a different reality; you discover the true feelings of people which they so carefully try to hide. You start to see, but others don't know that you see.
Recently there was an interview with a father in Libya who lost his son in the battle for freedom. The father was interviewed and the reporter asked him how he felt about it his son having died. The man replied: ' I am happy that my son died for the cause of freedom. We just had enough, we have enough of this way of living, of the fear, the oppression, of life being this way. I have 3 other sons and me and my wife all happily want to die to bring about another way.' Those words really got to me and I wondered when will we really have had enough of this way of being that is destroying the human spirit and turned most of us in survival mode. Yes with a nice TV in front of us, a beautiful BMW, a fancy title, a fireplace lit, but freezing deep inside, destroying our very soul.