Whether you’re a scroller of Instagram or TikTok or whether you’re watching the talking heads on mainstream media, it’s all just flickering shadows on the wall. The Allegory of Plato’s Cave is as real now as it ever was. As long as you keep your mind and your soul chained to the wall, you can never be free.
It’s not easy to go against the grain. It’s not easy to face the cognitive dissonance within you, to go against the herd, your family, your friends and the linchpins of which you’ve built your life and identity around.
If it’s not yet obvious to you, I invite you to open your eyes. Real eyes.
There is a bigger picture in play here and many are ignorantly or (hopefully) well-intentioned, playing right into it. I dare you this week to step outside your current position and see how that feels. It won’t be easy to be sure, but I bet you’ll sleep better at night for doing so. While you’re at it, burn off the old festering wounds that chained you to that position in the first place.
Embrace the courage to break free from your chains and see the shadows for what they truly are. That is the pathway to peace.