Opportunity in Life

In my line of work, and amongst the oh so many people I’ve had dealings with over several decades, how so many have spoken a lot, about compassion, caring, concern for the state of their world and their fellow humans, the environment, & such like. Yet, when life presents them with the opportunity to do so, they did nothing.

When they could’ve or should’ve made that difference at the time, in that circumstance — for another — they didn’t.

There are many “fallen angels” living amongst us, that need a hand, a gesture of kindness, a moment of compassion — presented to us, each and every day — giving us the opportunity to act on the words and rhetoric we profess. Yet, most of us will fail to recognise as such, or choose to ignore.

The quality of how we have lived, and that of our “souls” — our compassion in action — our connectedness to life — is what makes the difference. It is not the quantity nor quality of our words, nor the things we accumulate, that is the measure of a meaningful life.

Too many, too often, start from “what’s in it for me” or “what’s this going to cost”, or “I don’t have the time”, before they give to the need.

Belief, Thought, Action

People who undergo narcissistic abuse, and/or are victims of “emotional incest” over prolonged periods, often develop ailments similar to that of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Complex-PTSD.

Such people will often be living within the trap of Cognitive Dissonance. It keeps them “trapped in the cycle” of narcissistic abuse, abusive relationships, and often remain bonded to “unhealthy” family members.

Consistent or regular irrational thoughts, beliefs, and mismatching of actions, are strong indicators of those who are “caught” in such cycles.

Brothers in The Cause

Brothers in The Cause … though in our different ways and paths, we grew to respect each other in a way that is more often felt, not spoken. Many times during many years, crossing-over, passing-by, and then often joining on common ground. (Sadly one of my comrades passed recently [2020]. I was honoured to have invited him & wife as my guests to this particular event in 2018).

Community A&TSI Awards night 2018.

Just Because, Doesn’t Mean…

Just because someone may be the same colour as you,
Or speaks and sounds like you.
Or just because they may look like you,
Or say the things you like to hear,
Doesn’t mean they have your best interests at heart.
They may be “nice”, but that don’t mean they’re “good”
for you, they maybe just “good fooling you”.