Believe it or not. We take life for granted.
Even a day old neonate is guilty of becoming too comfortable with the air and food he is able to enjoy, and sometimes we pray thanking God for life, but when was the last time we actively paeaned him rather than just reciting words? When was the last we helped someone because of their fragile humanity, rather than sending a one liner; “Hey Josephine, if you need my help, let me know.”
We are truly insouciant to the differing perspective around us, and it’ll takes an unexpected cul-de-sac to jolt us to conscious awareness. Let me give an example, I have been living in Hungary for a while now, I’ve ensconced myself here and I almost forgot I’m not from here. Then I get a letter from immigrations last week, It seems they were acknowledging the completion of my studies as the completion of my residence and they gave me a period of time to finalize my affairs and mossy on out. My dreamscape came crashing down, hard. I definitely thought I had more time. I needed a resolution.
For an entire day, I reminisced on the events, people etc that I’d taken for granted. I have never considered the perspective of a refugee prior to this point in my life, they have been people I see on the the streets of Rome, and maybe that one lady that lives down the street that I avoid because she may be in trouble with the law. Ergo, my primary message is, It’s not your concern, till it happens to you. Yes you.
Here’s where I can brag about my petit growth, an old me would have panicked indubitably, ran to the immigration office ASAP with no plan, wailed, contacted a lawyer, fall into a depressed mood, basically dithered around every promising lead like a scatterbrain. However, I continued my day without letting myself become ensnared by the distractibility of that letter. I understood it’s purpose was to evoke attrition, but It was another typical day.
In the Untethered soul, Micheal Singer talks about how our mind internalizes ordinary life situations to become a block in our life. If we need a solution, we also look introspectively to release that block. How easy! not really tho.
At the end, to God be the Glory, a resolution was attained. I have learnt to be more consciously available, grateful and more so flexible enough to consider every perspective. Let us all remain blessed. Arrivederci.
Peter Pan taught me
In a dimension of impossibles
It is possible to fly