Carolina Jasmine 2017 01 – Indian Land, South Carolina, February 27, 2017
We are morally responsible for the way we see things.
All ways are not equal.
One way is not “just as good as another.”
Each way has its own blind spots,
its own contradictions.
No way is The Way all to itself.
We are deepened, enlarged, expanded
through our engagement with
all other ways of seeing.
Carl Jung makes two complimentary observations:
“One is always in the dark about one’s own personality.
One needs others to get to know oneself.”
“It is the individual’s task to differentiate himself/herself
from all the others and stand on his/her own feet.“
We cannot see well alone,
and we are responsible for how we see all things.
We evaluate the different ways of evaluating reality,
and choose for ourselves how we will see things.
Seeing things as they are
is possible only for those
who see how they see things
and hold all things
in their awareness,
what they are saying yes to,
and what they are saying no to,
in each situation as it rises–
glossing over nothing,
dismissing nothing out of hand,
discounting, disregarding, denying nothing
unconsciously, unexamined, unknown.
We cannot hope to see without looking.
We have to look with awareness
at every little thing,
aware of ourselves being aware,
and choose for ourselves
what it means for us,
and what we will do about it,
in response to it–
in each situation as it arises.
Seeing is exhausting,
We are morally responsible for seeing,
and for how we see.
To reject that responsibility
is to not see at all.
completely get if you don't answer this, but has harry like.. ever done anything to stop those stans? like getting an eagle tattoo anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks after the final performance with 1d and making out with kendall jenner for the paps and jeff azoff the first day he is assumed free (def not saying he is) but like.. the warped mentality of the solo stans has been fostered for a long ass time and it's only nouiam who say differently