How Our Sanity is Our Charity
Quote to Conversation: Our Response Lies in Our The Nuances of Our Stress
Sanity is a madness put to good uses — George Santayana
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As individuals, our ability to be self aware is what helps us understand where we want to go. It can start as simple as the thirst for water, as the grunt when in pain, or a sigh when tired. It’s a reflex which we don’t flex enough.
This is what keeps us sane, which ultimately allows us to help ourselves. You have to be your own charity so that you can empathize with at least one person. If you don’t understand what you want, you won’t be able to reach out to others. This means that you have to be open to letting yourself express and voice your thoughts. It’s only when it’s out there that it’s clear inside.
You have to meet yourself half way so that you can greet yourself all the way. Inside, you’ll feel full when you empty your mind. Outside, you’ll feel fresh because everything is now in sight. It’s this back and forth which leads us to new insight.
Sometimes, just living can feel like pure madness, and that’s where the beauty lies. Life is short and full of harships, but that’s what gives it any meaning. Would you really find any real purpose if everyday was as easy. It’s not about how long we’re here or how much comfort we feel, but it’s about what we leave behind even if that’s as simple as a memory.
The comedy to this tragedy is that everyone is suffering alike. It might come in different forms, and it really makes you wonder why those with the least smile the most. It may be due to ignorance, but perhaps that’s what we need to focus on.
We try to do so much, and all it leads us is to more ignorance. But if we can ignorance all the white noise and distractions, perhaps we can focus on what’s important. The voice that speaks to our heart. The whispers that slip through all that distress.