Humanly humane

Harsh judgement of another

reveals ignorance towards self.

~ Kelly Hartland

Enlightened unto self

Mental illumination

reveals hypocrisy in the shadows.

~ Kelly Hartland


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