by: Joel Serrano
Inbred emotions in humans are the worst kind. These emotions you get
from family or friends, whose ideals and thoughts you take blindly
without a second thought. They think one thing, you think another, most
times the same in belief. This is one way of forgetting to be yourself.
I've said before that no one anywhere is perfect. Some of us have beauty
outside, while others have beauty inside. Some of us are not intelligent
enough, while others are too intelligent. Ignorantly, we sometimes
believe we are better than someone else. That we possess beauty, while
others are as ugly as sin, be it inside or out. What we do is look at
other humans with veiled eyes. We pretend to see something without
actually seeing what is there.
If you see with your eyes only, the world can be a sullen place with
angry, evil, or mundane people. It's not a view to cherish . We lead our
lives thinking this is appropriate, when, in actuality, it's a burden
that causes us to panic and behave in irrational and childish ways. If
we see with only our eyes, then we are missing the best part of the
object. The inside.
Seeing life through veiled eyes has caused many a men and women and
children to judge others that are not meant to be judged in the first
place. Who are we to judge what we cannot know?
If you see only with your eyes, you are ignorantly blind. You are not
seeing what was meant to be seen, and that is the inner workings of the
person. Should you see only the clothes they wear or the way they walk,
then ignorantly blind is what you are. It's a life full of emotional,
mental, and spiritual pain that won't go away. Ignorance is not a real
person, but it is our worst enemy.
When we connect our mind, body, heart, and soul into one, we see
differently. We don't just want to see the beauty in people, but we want
to see the beauty in life. Because no matter what, during your lifetime
and mine, there will be people around. They will be your family, your
friends, your neighbors, and your lovers. They will be whatever they
want to be. And why should our ignorance stop them from being
themselves. If we lead our lives without ignorance, our lives would
change to include a diverse class of people, no matter what race, creed,
religion, sexuality, or features they may have. We can learn something
new from everyone.
Let go of what other people think and think for yourself. It's been a
long life with clouded thoughts all ready. Start tomorrow being yourself
and seeing everyone else as themselves. It's could be as easy or as hard
as you want to make it. Here's an exercise for you:
Walk down the busiest street in your town. Look in no particular
direction, keeping your eyes shifting left and right, looking straight
ahead. Find a person who seems different to you. Get a good visual of
that person. Try to come up in your mind what that person is like. What
they must think everynight when they go to bed. Why they walk like they
do and they swagger like you don't. Who would be a friend of there's? Do
they even have friends?
Did you come up with an answer? Well, lose it. Discard it and never
think of it again. Because you are, and always will be, completely
wrong. You have failed the exercise. And that is what ignorantly blind
is. A daily exercise that cannot be passed with any form of study,
research, or findings. It's one of the few exercises in life that on
paper would have one question and no answer. The answer will always be
Do not take that exercise and never answer that question. If you can do
that, then you have passed the beginning of your real test. What do you
get? You don't get a million dollars, a new car, or a grand mansion.
What you do get is the priceless feeling of being worldly. Of being