TRUTH LIKE BITTER WINE………

Truth like bitter wine is hard to swallow…… As I have become quite bored with most of TV programing, PBS, History Channel, Green Channel, and Discovery Channel have become a staple for me. Today I was watching a documentory, time frame 1970’s, location Argentina, events political and civil unrest. RESULTS violence, killing, torture. Did I mention killing, killing killing……

My interest was sparked because of the time frame. All of the participants where in my age group. Continuing to watch my despair grew. The names and faces of real people my age all forms of conflict and eventually death for what they believed in. I felt the tears swelling up in my eyes and hard lump in my heart as I began to consider what I was doing at the time this was all happening. And how unaware I was living in a protective bubble of my own realities in middle class America. Believing in the American Dream and all the propaganda being fed to us through the media.

I can’t help but feel we have have been some what deceived. It is human nature to want everything to be alright. The sad part in that is we believe what we hear good  and ignore the bad. Well, that is until REALITY shows itself. Sort of like today some 30+ years later.

My tears of compassion are now too late for them who have already passed, but it is a WAKE UP  call AND A CHALLENGE TO ME. Now the question is now that I know, no excuses, what do I do now? May I be so bold as to ask what would you do?

15 thoughts on “TRUTH LIKE BITTER WINE………

  1. Hi!i like your post.i am way younger than you are, but i strongly feel that you can always find good use for your compassionate feelings.Like, perhaps, reach out to some unfortunate kid, and help him/her get a better life.Your compassion can always find inspiration around you. As long as you are looking for places to put it in. 🙂

  2. Hi!i like your post.i am way younger than you are, but i strongly feel that you can always find good use for your compassionate feelings.Like, perhaps, reach out to some unfortunate kid, and help him/her get a better life.Your compassion can always find inspiration around you. As long as you are looking for places to put it in. 🙂

  3. Hi!i like your post.i am way younger than you are, but i strongly feel that you can always find good use for your compassionate feelings.Like, perhaps, reach out to some unfortunate kid, and help him/her get a better life.Your compassion can always find inspiration around you. As long as you are looking for places to put it in. 🙂

  4. Hi!i like your post.i am way younger than you are, but i strongly feel that you can always find good use for your compassionate feelings.Like, perhaps, reach out to some unfortunate kid, and help him/her get a better life.Your compassion can always find inspiration around you. As long as you are looking for places to put it in. 🙂

  5. Hi. Welcome. I am delighted these word have hit a cord. Compassion should hold no age barriers. The only shortcoming with age in this respect is hardening of the heart. The tests of time puts us in a position to defend our self from pain blocking our outward flow of love and compassion. Thus we need to always be on guard to avoid hardening of our heart. Hope to hear from you again.

  6. Hi. Welcome. I am delighted these word have hit a cord. Compassion should hold no age barriers. The only shortcoming with age in this respect is hardening of the heart. The tests of time puts us in a position to defend our self from pain blocking our outward flow of love and compassion. Thus we need to always be on guard to avoid hardening of our heart. Hope to hear from you again.

  7. Hi. Welcome. I am delighted these word have hit a cord. Compassion should hold no age barriers. The only shortcoming with age in this respect is hardening of the heart. The tests of time puts us in a position to defend our self from pain blocking our outward flow of love and compassion. Thus we need to always be on guard to avoid hardening of our heart. Hope to hear from you again.

  8. Hi. Welcome. I am delighted these word have hit a cord. Compassion should hold no age barriers. The only shortcoming with age in this respect is hardening of the heart. The tests of time puts us in a position to defend our self from pain blocking our outward flow of love and compassion. Thus we need to always be on guard to avoid hardening of our heart. Hope to hear from you again.

  9. Hi, ya, but i thought it worked the opposite way. i thought maybe given all the pain people see, they can actually see through that mist into the true love in their hearts.Like, a lot of people turn to spirituality when they get older. i find that funny, coz spirituality has always been a part of my household, ever since i was a kid.But, older people otherwise take a better liking to the whole concept. And, spirituality is all about love and compassion.Besides, i feel pain is quite an illusion. How long do we keep getting pained? Just as there is always something to be pained about,there always is something o love. It's about seeing the right side of things. In the busy humdrum of daily life, we might as well see the less brighter side, but picture what Helen Keller says- "When God closes one door, He always opens another, but, we are too busy crying over the closed one to notice the other."

  10. Hi, ya, but i thought it worked the opposite way. i thought maybe given all the pain people see, they can actually see through that mist into the true love in their hearts.Like, a lot of people turn to spirituality when they get older. i find that funny, coz spirituality has always been a part of my household, ever since i was a kid.But, older people otherwise take a better liking to the whole concept. And, spirituality is all about love and compassion.Besides, i feel pain is quite an illusion. How long do we keep getting pained? Just as there is always something to be pained about,there always is something o love. It's about seeing the right side of things. In the busy humdrum of daily life, we might as well see the less brighter side, but picture what Helen Keller says- "When God closes one door, He always opens another, but, we are too busy crying over the closed one to notice the other."

  11. Hi, ya, but i thought it worked the opposite way. i thought maybe given all the pain people see, they can actually see through that mist into the true love in their hearts.Like, a lot of people turn to spirituality when they get older. i find that funny, coz spirituality has always been a part of my household, ever since i was a kid.But, older people otherwise take a better liking to the whole concept. And, spirituality is all about love and compassion.Besides, i feel pain is quite an illusion. How long do we keep getting pained? Just as there is always something to be pained about,there always is something o love. It's about seeing the right side of things. In the busy humdrum of daily life, we might as well see the less brighter side, but picture what Helen Keller says- "When God closes one door, He always opens another, but, we are too busy crying over the closed one to notice the other."

  12. Good point. What it boils down to is choices and how we view life. Is the cup half full or half empty? We can go beyond life's challenge learn and grow or give in to it, harden our heart, isolate our selves both physically and spiritually.We are born spiritual beings in a physical body. This being both a blessing and a curse as our spirit is always at war with our body. As the heart seeks the spiritual the body seeks to satisfy it's own.As far as pain being an illusion maybe to the observer, but to the person in pain very much real. It is easy for me to view another in pain and say get over your self and move on. BUT I have have been fortunate not to have seen war close up and had to watch family and friends brutally murdered. OR suffered hunger or poverty. To ones poor and hungry they no no other. But how would I endure? Consider Job having all and all taken from him.There is so much to the thought. It would take volumes to express. We have just begun. Hope to hear from you soon.

  13. Good point. What it boils down to is choices and how we view life. Is the cup half full or half empty? We can go beyond life's challenge learn and grow or give in to it, harden our heart, isolate our selves both physically and spiritually.We are born spiritual beings in a physical body. This being both a blessing and a curse as our spirit is always at war with our body. As the heart seeks the spiritual the body seeks to satisfy it's own.As far as pain being an illusion maybe to the observer, but to the person in pain very much real. It is easy for me to view another in pain and say get over your self and move on. BUT I have have been fortunate not to have seen war close up and had to watch family and friends brutally murdered. OR suffered hunger or poverty. To ones poor and hungry they no no other. But how would I endure? Consider Job having all and all taken from him.There is so much to the thought. It would take volumes to express. We have just begun. Hope to hear from you soon.

  14. Good point. What it boils down to is choices and how we view life. Is the cup half full or half empty? We can go beyond life's challenge learn and grow or give in to it, harden our heart, isolate our selves both physically and spiritually.We are born spiritual beings in a physical body. This being both a blessing and a curse as our spirit is always at war with our body. As the heart seeks the spiritual the body seeks to satisfy it's own.As far as pain being an illusion maybe to the observer, but to the person in pain very much real. It is easy for me to view another in pain and say get over your self and move on. BUT I have have been fortunate not to have seen war close up and had to watch family and friends brutally murdered. OR suffered hunger or poverty. To ones poor and hungry they no no other. But how would I endure? Consider Job having all and all taken from him.There is so much to the thought. It would take volumes to express. We have just begun. Hope to hear from you soon.

  15. Good point. What it boils down to is choices and how we view life. Is the cup half full or half empty? We can go beyond life's challenge learn and grow or give in to it, harden our heart, isolate our selves both physically and spiritually.We are born spiritual beings in a physical body. This being both a blessing and a curse as our spirit is always at war with our body. As the heart seeks the spiritual the body seeks to satisfy it's own.As far as pain being an illusion maybe to the observer, but to the person in pain very much real. It is easy for me to view another in pain and say get over your self and move on. BUT I have have been fortunate not to have seen war close up and had to watch family and friends brutally murdered. OR suffered hunger or poverty. To ones poor and hungry they no no other. But how would I endure? Consider Job having all and all taken from him.There is so much to the thought. It would take volumes to express. We have just begun. Hope to hear from you soon.

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