Circles and Morals
What did it mean if anything that I drew a circle in the mud, the dry dirt, the sand, the snow, the water and even in the drifting smoke from the fire that burned what remained of my childhood. Most would say I'm looking back too far while others would say I haven't come far enough to understand. But still I drew that circle and felt it as I did.
The question I'm left asking aloud following the fallout of the act is does the circle feel?
I put everything I was, am and will be into completing that circle, so to say I'm fully invested in it would be an understatement. But what does the circle feel? Is it devoid of senses, feelings, emotions and dare I say soul? Is it even required to have any of the above as a result of being?
It was I who put everything into making the circle so should I decide if it has senses? I think not, for it is and never was something that we have been able to control. Our interactions with each other, random or not, have a profound effect on those we chose to talk to. There is no assigned variable that determines how the recipient will respond to your words or actions.
But the circle is inanimate right? Yes, very much so. But what if? Just what if it could feel? A circle, complete and unbroken. Feeling the world, seeing the world, hearing the words, good bad and indifferent. No outlet or escape for emotions, a life of deja vu. Living the same feelings over and over every second of the day with no way to eject the pain.
Is it cruel that I drew the circle and put everything into it? Did I condemn that circle to a painful existence? Or perhaps the action of drawing that circle that day in the mud was my outlet. A way of releasing the pain and frustration. Or perhaps a way of spreading the love And joy of that day. A paradox? I question everything and know nothing yet I feel wise.
This isn't about intellect or faith. It's not about the left or the right. It not even about good or evil. It's about right and wrong. It's about the common sense moral center. No one seems to talk about this, ever. Why is that? Why can't we have an open discussion about the real moral center, or at least talk about finding it collectively? Is it too hard? An impossible feat for humanity?
It's possible that at this stage of the game that we have passed the point where we can collectively recognize the moral center. So what's left? How do we proceed with life? Caution would be the wise move. Humanity is slowly spinning downward as if it were swirling around a toilet bowl headed into the dark abyss. Yet there are those who wish to seek that moral center.
The problem with collectively finding the moral center is that too many would bring faith into it. This in itself is part of the problem. No two faiths are alike therefore the moral center would be different as well. Leaving faith, politics and passion out of the conversation and relying on absolute logic would truly be the only way. If ever there was a need for global pon farr, now would be the time.
It is my intentions to reject global media, to deprogram myself from the left and right. I want to eject forced passion and instead grow passion within and write those feelings down. I challenge others to unplug from the world for a while and push back from the table and see how you feel. Join me why don't you in the moral center....
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