On May 15, 2024

Be the lion among the sheep

Sometimes, a situation can be so unbelievable, so stark or so out of your comfort zone, that it doesn’t even fully register on your radar that it happened. Even when the blatantly obvious is right under your nose, you still don’t see it. Even when those who know, those who speak from experience, the blind still refuse to see.

Some perspectives, some ideas, beliefs and points of view are so far from your known reality, your known experience, that your mind can’t even begin to fathom it. So few people are willing to acknowledge the darker side of the humanity, including the darkness within. So ignorant to it they are, that they prefer denial, excuses or whataboutisms. 

They paint themselves in virtue. Position themselves in false light. Prefer herd mentality. Profess words they don’t understand.

It’s not easy to go against the grain of what you’ve been taught and told. To go against what everyone else is doing or saying. The hard thing and the right thing are usually the same thing. This week, the chance to stand alone and to stand in truth will be a little bit easier. 

Go against the flow. Be the lion among the sheep.

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