Humanly humane

Harsh judgement of another

reveals ignorance towards self.

~ Kelly Hartland

Blind-spots

If self-awareness carries the assumption

that we see ourselves clearly; can it not also carry the assumption

that we see ourselves dimly, with blind-spots? Like looking into

the reflection of a worn mirror.

Would not this realisation move us to feel compassion for others –

seeing them blinded by blind-spots?

What if this new self-awareness led us to be humble?

Would not this kind of humility be truly humane?

Kelly Hartland

 

Blind-Spots.

If Self-awareness carries the assumption that we see ourselves clearly –

can it not also carry the assumption that we see ourselves dimly, with blind-spots?

Like looking into the reflection of a worn mirror.

Would not this realisation move us to feel compassion for others –

seeing them blinded by blind-spots?

…What if this new self-awareness led us to be humble?

Would not this kind of humility be truly humane?

 

(c) Kelly Hartland

Reflecting in a Worn Mirror

If self-awareness

carries the assumption

that we see ourselves clearly,

can it not also

carry the assumption

that we see ourselves dimly,

with blind-spots?

Looking into the reflection

of a worn mirror.

Would not this realisation

move us to feel compassion for others

seeing them blinded

by blind-spots?

… What if this new self-awareness

led us to be humble?

Would not this kind of humility

be truly humane?

(C) Kelly Hartland