…Especially when it comes to people.
Of course people are sentient, and one could argue that it is not Life but the “spark” in people that is doing the sentient-seeming actions. I don’t know enough, I don’t see enough, I am puzzled… I am looking.
What am I talking about?
People seem to be taught, repeatedly, what they need to learn and haven’t learned.
One of the most difficult thing for people to learn that there are consequences.
We live in a cause and effect world, and where there is a cause there is an effect. Nothing can be done or taken or not done and not taken, without a consequence.
But it needs to be learned. And fully owned.
And that is difficult for people. Especially if their cone of vision, their visual field is narrow. Or if their visual field is not deep enough… if they cannot track delayed consequences.
The strategies to avoid the consequence abound, but, seemingly the only result they produce is more suffering, or more illusions.
One thing people hide is their real nature…
Maybe you are aggressive, attacking, selfish, envious, someone who likes to take advantage of others.
You want to be seen as selfless, generous, kind, nice, caring, but you aren’t… So your life is busy, occupied by hiding what you consider your imperfections… and your whole life passes without any action that you could be proud of… you are too busy hiding.
Another thing people do is attempting to live life as if it is supposed to treat them special, and owe them a living, ease and grace, for nothing in return.
And these “special” people don’t want to do what the not so special others do: they want to do only what pleasures them.
Here is a quote from my presently favorite book, Leonardo and Gabriel. Leonardo Da…