Pain is for some, the only teacher. Who am I to assume I can save another from their own choices? A closed mind in today’s super abundant information world, seems an utter abnormality. It would be arrogant, hubristic and pompous of me to think myself the savior of someone else’s choice to champion ignorance and noetic darkness.
In future, history will show that these close-minded people also served a purpose. It will be written, that such states contributed to great suffering among a wide host of humanity. This is good. For it will serve to warn man that indeed, ignorance is not bliss, but rather, leads to pain, suffering and death.
I learned a long time ago that it is irresponsible to take responsibility for those who do not desire to be responsible. In a way, it’s like stealing their best teacher (pain) away from them. You cannot do somebody else’s self-work. There are no shortcuts on this path.
The saying, “They made their own beds, let them lie in them,” comes to mind. If pain was your best teacher, as it was mine, you will unfailingly comprehend this saying.
How then to help? Seek to inspire (in-spirit). Inspiration has been called the language of Light. Let them witness your Light (Creator/knowledge/beauty/imagination/love) in form/action. And perhaps, when and IF they’re ready, they may see their own.
As for pain, if you happen to know your greatest teacher, you’re indeed fortunate. But, you must let others get to know theirs.
Learner | Student | Teacher
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