the presence of a tree, a bird, or a slight shift in the breeze

Whether we are men or women, we often have a relationship with ourselves in a leftover state. And the one we have abandoned has his own desires, desires that often overflow the adult person’s external relationship to the world. The adult’s part of us carries our relationships to an absolute external world, and the person within us have our relation to a world of imagination, of energy. A world of the mind. And a metaphorical symbiosis with everything around us. To the experiences we make by imagination. Through our bodies we turn them into our physical reality. But in our present state, where that person inside of us is left to fend for him/herself, we do not listen to how it experience this. Instead, we deny ourselves the ability to be influenced by how it appears both from within and from behind our surroundings because we objectify it. We distort our perceptual reciprocity with it. We deny ourselves the ability to be engaged by it, in its own relation to Nature, to animals and humans in the forms of our imagination. It is our metaphorical notions that enable our relationships with others, and with nature, by having a kind of psychic symbiosis with the content of them. Instead, we take all the naive and undeveloped desires we have suppressed, a sense of having been abandoned as if it were only ours to bear, and not a relation to an abandoned raw psychic reality. Which we then transfer directly to our surroundings without taking into account their real significance for us in our relationship to a mutually shared world of perception that is part of us all. We then flood each other with our imaginations. And that leaves the world in such a horrible state. This does not mean that we have a responsibility for the whole world. It is a responsibility to pay attention to our imagination, the metaphorical relationship we have with each other. But no one can carry it for us, and we cannot carry it for anyone else. The world is a good example of what happens both when we do, and when we stop doing it.