In light of

Do we notice there are parts of ourselves

that can never be accessed?

We are a mystery beyond our own comprehension.

How can I judge myself?

How can I judge you?

If light were cast within, would our mental illumination reveal

shadows of hypocrisy?

Can we bear to see ourselves in this light?

Softened light need not blind us.

~ 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

 

Reflection Projection

Judging another is like

taking the broom of condemnation –

heedlessly sweeping one’s own core-being;

only to reveal shards of looking-glass

beneath particles of ignorance.

 

(C) Kelly Hartland

Impossible To Know

As we can barely comprehend

our own entirety,

how can we expect

to judge another?

(C) Kelly Hartland

Reflection Projection

Judging another

is like

taking the Broom Of Condemnation –

heedlessly sweeping one’s own core-being,

only to reveal shards of Looking-Glass

beneath particles

of ignorance.

(C) Kelly Hartland