Most people on earth these days live in towns, some upwards of 30 million people as in the case of Tokyo, Japan. You probably are in a city right now, since this sort of living is now the prominent choice for people on Earth, especially in developed nations. That’s not to say that there are not many other methods of existing in our world, but for now this appears to be the arrangement that we adhere to. In tribal times we lived at one with nature surrounded by trees, plants, and animals within a close-knit community where everybody was very knowledgeable about everybody else. Now, we’re still surrounded by aspects of character, but it’s the people that mostly represent the living energy around us in everyday life. 1 imperfection I have become aware of within this societal situation has to do with how people now see and treat each other.
O.K., you’re surrounded by people in suits and business attire hurrying for their jobs. There are several faces that true if you attempted to take some time to get in touch with all of them you’d either go mad or be completely drained of all of your accessible mental energies. However, we’ve responded to this situation in rather a questionable way. We’ve begun to deal with each other like we treat our possessions, (also a questionable relationship) like we’re only a mass of faceless, nameless bodies. In many minutes of our contemporary technological lifestyle we are now being confronted with the possibility of talking to machines on mobiles, being known as a client number as opposed to our given names, and having discussions with each other which are entirely devoid of all true meaning and caring.
Take for example the last time you bought groceries at the supermarket. You stand in line, a sheep being let out to pasture. Finally it’s your turn. You pile up all of your food (energy source) on the conveyor belt and the checkout clerk’beeps’ all of the things with their magical laser which will tell how many energy credits (money) that you should trade. Ask yourself honestly, how often do you talk to the cashier? Not just, “Hello, how are you?” To be considerate, but actually speak to them as fellow human beings, fellow spirits with dreams and loves like your own. How often do you find these people as equals, as creatures of the exact same form as yourself, composed of precisely the identical light energy molecules? How often do you realize they are a person who deserves respect and attention just as much as any other relative or friend that relates to you personally in any period of your life?
Why have we lost this act of recognition for our fellow beings, our human family? You’ll likely reply that we’re too busy to consider a few’stranger’ that appears to have little connection to our goals in everyday life.
The checkout line for you is a place to consider the future, consider jobs that need doing, and discover answers to issues that need care for. Who cares what that individual we do not actually’know’ thinks of us?
This brings about another challenge that I do not want to talk about a lot of right now, (maybe next article!) And that’s the fact that we are seldom totally aware in the present moment. If we truly understood the importance of every moment and every person we interact with in our lives, we might begin to see life as something special and magical-even in everyday situations, and the notion that each and every moment we have is a chance to find out more about the world and ourselves.
It’s time for us to once again recognize that each and every person we come into contact with is another person, not precisely the same as anybody else on earth. I am not saying we should attempt to speak to each and every soul that comes inside our body area. What I would love to encounter is attentiveness by my fellow humans that involves doing the best we can to take care of all who we do come into contact with real sincerity.
If we want society to evolve into a state where our methods of interaction cause great feelings rather than dread and frustration at being treated like something of little value, the time has come to realize we’re all human, all together, and every different and special.