My opinion on Mindful education (spoilers)
This episode is going to be so special to me until the end of eternity.
To start, I would like to point out what Garnet said when talking to Stevonnie at the beach: “For fusion to work, there needs to be balance, and imbalance could cause your fusion to loss touch of reality, see things that aren’t there and eventually fall apart, that is to say that if one of you is falling apart, your fusion would as well. To find balance you must understand your feelings. To understand your feelings you must see them clearly, without running from them.”
Think a little about that. With your heart and mind.
Next, we see Ruby, with a butterfly, only one butterfly. And Ruby is putting a tantrum because of that butterfly.
In the other hand, we see Sapphire, she just not have a butterfly, but thousands, a hurricane of butterflies. The butterflies are the thoughts and/or problems that we face each day.
Ruby is facing one butterfly, she’s able to face that butterfly and let her go. Then, she look to Sapphire, caught up in her very own hurricane. So Ruby go there and tell her “I’m here”, and the hurricane dissipated. This is the exactly parallel to Steven and Connie.
At first it looks like Connie is the one with the hurricane of butterflies, but for Connie it was just one big thing, she was able to make up things with Jeff easily, she learned and she was able to recognize her feelings and act upon them.
That’s when Steven see the butterfly in Rose’s sword.
And that’s the moment when we discover that, indeed, Steven was the one with the tropical storm of butterflies. And he doesn’t want to talk about it, even if he need to. He feel bad about stabbing Bismuth. He feel bad for not being able to help Jasper. Heck, he even feel bad for the Rubies. And of course, Rose. How could we forget Rose? He feel guilty for being alive instead of Rose, he is scared that maybe he’s never going to be as a good leader and savior as her. He had no choice about none of them, it was their choice, it is not his fault.
That’s when Connie, a pretty smart and mature girl tell him “You have to be honest about how you feel so you can move one”, and that is OKAY to feel like that, but you must feel it, because feelings are made to be feel! You must embrace them, and then let them go.
He need to think about the things that hurt him and recognize them, it’s like, take tea with your demons and tell them that it’s enough, it’s time for them to go.
And that’s why in the sequence of “Here comes a thought”, Ruby lies next to Connie and Sapphire lies next to Steven. Because in this particular case, Ruby is to Connie as Steven is to Sapphire.
Steven maybe have a tropical storm of thoughts, but he has Connie, and he has the Gems. He’s never going to be alone. And even if he had no one, he has himself!
In a summary:
-You need to understand your own feelings to move on, and also, it’s important to think about your feelings, be in touch with them. Because if we don’t face them and act, they are going to be bigger and bigger each time, like a snowball going down on a mountain, just gathering more and more snow.
-Just think about it, take your time to find yourself and think about flexibility, love and trust.
-You’re never alone, even if you feel like it, you have yourself. Think about you as if you were a fusion, and love yourself as much as your parts must love each other.