#Instant Gratification


I wrote in my earlier posts that we live in a world where we want things instantly. I have been immersing myself in self help books of late to heal myself. It’s funny how the world uses one another. It can be cruel sometimes. But, some of us are made to believe the intentions of others are innocent. When in reality, it is far from the truth. People use one another. To get things, favors, comfort. They dangle notions of benefit, profit and love. Sometimes, concern. Why do we puke emotional poison at one another? Is this why there is so much pain in the world. Where is the love? The brotherhood?

The scenario goes this way. Someone gets emotionally wounded by another. Since, he can’t take the pain he finds another for comfort. He wants to heal himself fast. So, he finds the shortest route possible. A replacement. In order for the replacement to bestow comfort, he dangles the notion of benefit, profit or even love. After he heals, he walks away wounding the replacement. This replacement finds another replacement. And, the pain continues like a virus.

All this could be prevented. If the first person, had decided to heal himself. It’s like building your immune system. If you rely on medicines, you will always rely on medicines. But if you let your immune system fight it, you become stronger. However, in the world of instant gratification this is never the case.

We run away from pain. We will do anything to run away from it even if it means to inject the poison into another. It’s like an addiction. We need one after another to stop the pain. Does it ever stop? Really? Truth is…your baggage gets heavier. The only way to end it is to go to the source. It hurts. Yes, it does. But it stops it for good.

Because of all the pain. Some of us put up shields. Or we are forced to put up shields. Like a security system for a computer. We have to put up pretenses. Forget the brotherhood, forget universal love. There are many viruses out there who would not think twice to suck out an innocent unprotected system. Some of us get tired of being hijacked. Used. Drained.

There is a beautiful saying.

“Those who are heartless once loved too much”

And the viruses, shields and pain will continue…until we all take a moment to heal ourselves.


One thought on “#Instant Gratification

  1. I use to think that when i hurt somobody else, it’s like i hurt myself because everything is one. It seems like the pain is going from me to the other but it’s an illusion : actualy it’s going from the surface of reality to the deepness, and the deepness always ends up to emerge one day or another.

    So to improve this, we have to let the deepness emerge and disappear, and then try to not hurt people. Not easy, but the best we can is good enough. We are there to learn and we have several lives for it 🙂

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