I met a friend, she and I traveled together. We were being followed by a group of males. Our vehicle, which was a small bus, stopped working. We found ourselves walking and did our best to duck in and out of places so as not to be seen. Danger lurked around every corner, behind every bush, it seemed most people were out to take what they wanted, to do what they pleased, regardless of how it affected anyone else.
I found myself in a cafe, alone, although there were other patrons. A man sat at the table in front of me, a military man. He was young, sipping his drink. I left the building for a moment, thinking it would be safe to leave by hand bag. Upon return, this man pointed out that I must have ‘dropped’ my bag before leaving, it was found on the floor, under the table, most of the money had been removed. I studied the face of this young man, and I told him that I hadn’t dropped it at all, and it was my belief he had removed the funds, and I wanted them returned. He agreed and returned them, stating I could not have proven it. I pointed to the server and mentioned the cameras in the facility and how it was possible to view the footage. The server smiled and nodded yes, it could have gone this way.
Meeting up with my traveling companion, we found a huge house and decided to walk into the entry which was open and led to a wide open space. There were doors which led into glass walled rooms, carpeted with light shag, cozy. Another female saw me and made it clear we were not permitted to be there, I left.
Am I also one who does what I choose, walking into places without permission, not considering anothers wishes? Or do I search for someone so that I might ask for permission, seeking refuge from a dangerous, outer world?
It is said that what we see, is simply a reflection of who we are. Although this may be true, (since we have ALL within us), many people put forth great effort to do the right thing, to steer clear of that which takes advantage of, or intrudes upon another.
We may consider doing something which we see, and know is not acceptable, it is our actions which tell the truth of who we are. While there are those who seem to do the right thing on the surface, it is what happens behind closed doors which tell the truth of who they are. Mimickers of good are not able to fake it all the time. Those who do good will confess to a wavering mind, humbled, perhaps even with a little shame, always the first to tell on themselves. This gives ample opportunity for the faker to beat them up and spew vile rumors, attempting to darken the purity of these ones, yet they only show the true color of their own heart.
It is in the nuances, very fine lines, easy to deceive those who are not listening and watching. “Observance” is a good habit to get into. Sit on a bench for awhile, and see. No need to speak, for there will be plenty of that going on already.