Sticking My Nose Where It Doesn’t Belong

Please forgive me. I'm sorry for butting in. I stuck my nose in where it didn't belong.

For you see, I was trying to get you to back off the ledge. The energies bombarding our world are so intense these days, and it's hard to resist getting caught up in the turmoil all around.

I know. I did.

It was like I was attacked by an alien force, kinda like the politicians in the series Brain Dead. It had a great concept. Tiny alien ants crawled into their ears, controlled their minds and inflamed their passions, setting them all at conflict with each other.

In short, I drank the Cool-Aide, took a side, and felt the thrill of partisanship course through my veins.


Even so, I tried to defuse the emotions and bring reason to the discussion, even if slanted by my own perspectives.

Yet, it was a breach of my own code NOT to take sides. For those who've followed me for years know I've talked at length about not feeding a conflict with more energy through our support and participation.

It only perpetuates the battle and makes it harder to achieve peace.

It is known spiritually as the Sacred Neutral, the state of being to which we (and our world) will one day hopefully evolve.  For it is a state of spiritual balance, where both light and dark, good and evil, are held in equal balance while the rest live in peace in between.

When I picked a side, it dragged me off center and into the fray. 

While it was fun while it lasted and I thrilled to the contest, I feel those energies balancing within me once again. I seem to be returning to my normal state where I go my own way, freely moving one way or the other without latching on to either, depending upon their commitment to the vision and principles I hold dear.

This way, I can be sure I'll be hated by both sides. Because since I can't be with either side, they'll both surely turn on me.  

And I will smile, knowing how alive that surge of emotion that fuels them makes them feel.  And maybe a touch of sadness that they will probably never find peace so long as it does.

In the meantime, I'm trying to adjust to living without those partisan highs and lows that came with the game.

I can see why you like it. It's just not the path for me.


John Dennison

John Dennison

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John is a recovering lawyer, spiritual teacher and sepsis survivor. He speaks for peace through knowing yourself and changing your world. His book, "Whispers in the Silence - Living by the Light of Your Soul," is a guide to listen to your inner voice.

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