A Trippy Treat.
August 18, 2011 § Leave a Comment
For the Higher Being that is so much greater than what I could ever create in my mind. What I could see. Understand. Comprehend. Worship. Follow. Shame. Abandon. Discredit. Hurt. Harm. Persuade.
It’s strange how one can’t understand the enjoyment of youth until later. You get to a point when you say to yourself, “Why didn’t I understand more? Why didn’t I get it then?”
Our parents and family and adult friends can only tell us so many times; this is the only time you get to be like this. You get to be carefree, so to speak. Yet no matter how many times they say it, it still doesn’t make any sense.
We hadn’t been around long enough to get it. To truly see. And hearing it from those who’ve been there doesn’t make the difference I would have hoped it would.
More holy than forgiving would be understanding. Actually being able to change one’s mind. Perhaps even prospective. Momentarily. To see from anointed point of view. However brief it may be.
We are raised to be one way or another. To see things this way or that. We make decisions based on what we are told is most Right. Most Truthful. We are led by others that have come before us. Who “know more.” We are guided to make the best decisions. From their perspective. From their reality.
As we grow up, we are a reflection of their Right and wrong. Their Truth and lies. We must then forge ahead to create our own. Our new perspectives. And realities are now a reflection of what we have learned from childhood from these outer influences (necessary as they are, one cannot develop themselves amidst a pack of wolves in the forest) and one’s perspective and reality changes because new thoughts and ideas present themselves. Then the newness is taken on. Reality and perspective change. Voila!
A new neuro pathway in the brain is created to accept this new thought or idea as Right and True. And the perspective of oneself is established, different as it were before. The reality surrounding then looks different.
Although it is with these outer influences that we develop, it is my firm belief that within each of us is a genetic make-up, a personality, a spirit, a soul. That establishes the self. The Being. It is only with the help of others (other people, other places, other things) that this self, being comes to fruition.
Why then do we find it so difficult to see from another’s point of view? To get their reality in which they are living? We pretend (in our own mind) that it is beyond our reasoning to “get it.” To comprehend their reasoning of Right and Truth.
Yet to deny them this is to deny their very self. To deny their Being. It is to say that what they think, do, say, believe, see is wrong.
To allow oneself momentarily, even, to consciously put oneself in the reality of another is that much more divine. Closer to divinity, nay much closer, than attempting to persuade another to match one’s Rights and Truth’s to yours. Impeding on who they are. Their self. Their Being.
For those looking for “How to Make a Trippy Treat,” check out this how-to on Rice Crispy Treats. As always, you can substitute any request for “butter/margarine” for pot butter in a recipe. From experience, you only need a small bite for a good high.
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