Instead of teaching our children WHAT to think, let's teach them HOW to think! We have become really good at teaching (through modeling) the content of our culture to our children. Be polite and say thanks, even if you don't mean it. Otherwise, to speak the truth of your experience (not-thankful) is to be considered rude. So... we teach our children to be insincere and live in contradictory internal states so they don't offend another. We teach them to be dishonest so they can manage an external appearance labeled "polite" and "good". We teach them to shun their truth so they do not have to face the shame imposed on them by authority. In essence, we teach our children that shunning themselves is better than living in fear of being shamed by another. I can't help but wonder ....what is the intelligence of that?! What is the fucking point?! How can we expect our children to grow up to be sincere inside themselves if we are teaching them to not be?! ...and all this for the sake of optics, for the sake of external approval, for the sake of ...hopefully fitting in.
The creation of intimate relationships requires revelation of Self through deep vulnerability. Being vulnerable is a conscious choice. And we cannot be more intimate with another than we are willing to be with ourselves.
I take everything that comes to my awareness as an opportunity for growth. Call it disease, call it discomfort, call it life, call it death, call it Covid-19. It really doesn’t matter. It’s all a messenger of how I’m choosing to live my life. And, it’s all an opportunity, in this breath, to make a different choice. An opportunity to make an expansive, meaningful choice that aligns with who and what I know mySelf to be.
Ignorance can never be bliss. Bliss is Bliss. And bliss can only be found in the Truth of the Soul, liberated, embodied, LIVED!