Do we embrace knowledge, or resist/avoid what we don’t want to know?
And, if we don’t want to know – why?
Resistance to receiving new information, having to give up/let go of beliefs – or are we just too weary?
Ask also, whether or not we embrace new people?
Do we ‘not want to know’?
Will opening up, cause re-thinking other people, other relationships? Is it too much ‘thinking’ for our emotional selves to handle?
If we weren’t connected to people, ideas and ‘habits of our life’, would we be more open?
Could we be, could we be thirsty like someone who just crossed a desert – parched, desperate?
I think that’s the rub.
We don’t need others, don’t need new people, to manage our daily lives. We can stay still, stand pat, and not grow or think or imagine anything else. Many do. We see them just going through motions – apparently without much in the way of visible emotions – and so many of them seem content enough. Maybe we should leave them alone. Or should we shake them up?
Better question, should we be shaking ourselves up?
Remember the last time you were truly thirsty, starving – anxious to go, to get, to learn, to do, to see, to be – anything.
Sure, most of us have memories, but they were so long ago.
Can we ride that zeal-train again?
Or are we content to just go through motions?
Give me emotions, please. Lots. On platters – let me feast. Might be only in my mind, but that’s where we feel the thirst, and where we can be consumed by our hunger.
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