We pretend that we are an evolved civilization devoid of animalistic and primal behaviors. In truth, our advancements in communication, in technology, in science, in medicine, and more have served to actually stunt our natural ability to flourish in an intellectual and mental state of mind. In fact, these societal shifts have done more than just stunted our growth – they have given cause for our minds to revert and cave in on itself. It is why mental disorder runs rampant and seem to be no closer to eradicating it than finding a cure for cancer. Sure, there are recent developments and major steps being taken in all fields to provide us a better chance to live a long and fruitful life. Yet, stress and pressure is consistently burning the ropes tethering us to freedom from ourselves. Don*t you see! It is we. It is us. We are the ones who are stopping ourselves from a myriad, a plethora of possibility. It is the tale of the artist who defeats himself, allowing for the lesser skilled ones to surpass him. It is the tale of the writer who never seems to write anything – only because doubt scratches out the very words that seep from him. It is the tale of the nurse who works hard and yet, subconsciously, finds innumerable detriments standing in her way to success. It is the tale of the business man who cannot catch a break because he seems to be finding all of the parasitic organisms rather than the philanthropic investor. It is the tale of the programmer who seems to find him or her self in a constant state of buggy software which hinders his or her work, though the concept and project waiting in tandem will the world.
We know not the very truth that pervades all of us. When we see a shadow near the doorway to progression and success, we falter and cease our advance. We must realize that it is only our own shadow and cowering serves no purpose but to allow products, notions, objects, art projects, inventions, world altering creations, etc. to push through the cracks and find a voice that screams louder than another collection of items which bears quality that far supersedes it. In time, that voice that exists within each of us will begin to rehearse the play that grinds out our proper place in life. It will sing the songs of pleasure and pain until we find the route of most acceptable resistance. Why do we do this?
Because, we are no more and no less a creature as a dog, cat, ape, whale, etc. All of us live and breathe. All of us bear a heart. All of us bear a soul. All of us see, taste, touch, smell, and hear. All of us feel beyond the perceptibility of the sensory world. All of us need acceptance. All of us need love. All of us need everyone else.
What is the point of all this? Stop the fighting. Stop the pain. Stop the warfare. Stop the blood spilling on the battlefields. Stop the ignorance and hate. Stop the discrimination. Stop the manipulation. Stop the self-loathing. Stop the non-acceptance. Stop it all. We are too good for that. We are part of something much greater and grander than ourselves. We are a part of something often looked upon as negative, but, I am here to say is most wonderfully positive and uplifting. What are we all apart of?
Live, love, laugh, accept, please, cheer, support, exist, enjoy, and above all, be.