Sharing space on planet Earth teaches us interdependence and appreciation of our surroundings. The beautiful thing about this experience is that the supplies of Mother Gaia (Earth) are MORE than sufficient. No one should lack anything! But, we have beings that dissociate their intentions and health of ego from the larger group/population. This develops into a terrible thing called selfishness.
Selfishness can manifest on a variety of levels. The perpetrator may or may not be fully aware in a given moment. But, it is best to develop a significant degree of self-awareness. It will broaden perspectives.
First, let’s explore the passing of a loved one. If it is a parent, sibling or child, then it could be especially hard to accept the physical disconnect. For the most part, that relative have been around since your inception. Now, you must get used to not seeing-touching-feeling-hearing-smelling the decedent. I remember when my mother’s health was declining. I reached a realization that I/the family MUST support her in whichever decision that she makes about HER life. She was in constant pain and I know it was wearing on her. She transitioned in April 2013. But, the “release” was congruent with the intuitive message that she was ready to transition in February 2013. Most deathly ill persons “stick around” for various reasons. It could be to make amends with a broken relationship, to reduce the burden on family/friends of the burial process or the absorption of emotions that flow from the visitor(s) to the ill person. I would like to say this…it is always best that we allow a person’s transition to be peaceful and clear. No one should ever feel guilty about leaving loved ones.
Next, let us look at romantic relationship. This should compel many to leave comments. It is a popular yet despised topic to explore. In relationships, the healthiest approach is to establish your thoughts on the solid possibility of personal development. Energy does not lie. If you are sensing/feeling a strong attraction to someone, then it is worth exploring. Usually, it means that the two of you are meant to have an exchange for the enrichment of both parties. It could be very momentary or it could be for fifty years or any time frame in between. The two parties involved are the determinants. Clarity, honesty, allowance for trust and room for mistakes will ensure a healthy bond. Of course, it would be easier for me to focus on all of the ways that negativity manifests in relationships. “Not today!” says E as Poetlove Water. Humanity is broken and imbalanced. Only solutions should be offered, at this point in time. Word to the Wise and Unwise: No one owns anyone or is exclusively subjected to the life of another. Therefore, selfishness only stifles, agitate and interrupt a beautiful flow of moments.
Here is another thing…the naming of a child. Growing up, I always found it repulsive when a parent names a child after one’s self. I honestly dig not see the logic in this. As I became an adult thinker, it started to reveal upon me why I had disdain about namesake designation. I’ve come to the conclusion that the parent is intruding upon the autonomy and uniqueness of their offspring. In most cases, these parents seem to place extremely high demands on the child to become what they parent wants out of life. Parents, let’s remember that we are uniquely created and have our exclusive missions on planet Earth. Stifling a person’s true purpose in life can lead to depression, uncertainty, weakness, passivity and an UNFULFILLED mission. Yes, we love out children. Love is freedom and unconditional support, among other things. I would suggest the old tried-and-true method of consulting with wise Elders or spiritual meditation to know for certain the child’s true name. In many cultures, names carry power and high purpose.
Lastly, let’s talk politics and religion. Actually, I won’t do much on the two topics because people overly sensitive and too passionate. I will say this…whenever engaging in an exchange/dialogue concerning politics or religion, please say your piece and allow others to say their piece. Listen, listen, listen. Just don’t hear them…listen! Your perspective can be broaden. Although you may not agree, it doesn’t hurt to understand the other person’s viewpoint. At the end of the day, more people will enjoy engaging in conversation about politics and/or religion. Why? You listen and respect other people’s position in life. That takes a lot of SELFLESSNESS! Cheers