reply to post by unityemissions
I read this thread several times before I decided to reply.
I was on the fence whether it's my place to tell anyone what I think about this, because it's my struggle as well, as well as every other human
We all have to find our own way, and that way often conflicts with other people, if we allow it to.
You have to realize, that at one point in your life, something happened that made you have an epiphany.
Be it something terrible or something refreshing.
It's rarer still to have come into this world with the awareness you have now.
My point being, every human being on the face of the planet is aware that they exist.
The only difference is the degree to which they are conscious.
Everyone lives in what I like to call their own little "micro realities".
They may or may not coincide with yours.
Yes, you to are living in this bubble.
We all are to one point or another.
That is apparent by how you are describing how you feel.
I know this feeling.
So do a lot of people.
You feel isolated, and as if no one can hear you even though you are screaming at the top of your lungs.
The question to ask is how many other people have been in that very same predicament?
How many people just gave up, like it sounds that you want to?
As the saying goes, "some one can show you the door, you have to walk through".
No one is going to listen, especially when you talk "at" them instead of "to" them.
I don't know if that's what you are doing but it sounds like it.
You cannot preach, explain, dictate, or tell anyone anything.
By default they will fight it.
No one wants to feel stupid and like it or not, they will feel that way when you tell them how aware you are and how aware they are not.
Look at it from a network marketing standpoint.
Pique their interest, by giving out a tidbit.
Act as if you don't really want to gt into it, and when they ask for more info, give them tiny bits, and encourage them to come back for more.
Word your information like a question and allow them to answer them, so they feel like they are discovering on their own.
They will appreciate that.
If they are having trouble, guide them, don't cam it down their gullets, or blow the point early on.
Let "them" elaborate and tell you their stories and opinions. Encourage it.
The point is, if you are full of crap, they are going to know or find out anyways, so make sure you have your info straight.
When they do come back, never give them more than they can handle in one shot.
Don't blow their mind so to speak.
If you do this correctly they will find things out on their own, and that's the point.
Most importantly, who ever told you it was your mission to enlighten people in the first place.
In the process, you are going to learn things about yourself, so share them and allow others to share what they've learned with you.
A truly intelligent person is never going to admit it, or allow it to be implied.
Enlightenment is a life long process, and until you die, it should be shared with those around you.
You don't have to go into tirades either.
Sometimes, just bringing the friends or family on an outing, can be a more enlightening experience than anything else.
Encourage simple things, like coming over for a BBQ, etc...
You will find you have much more success, providing you get to know someone more intimately first.
[edit on 10/10/2009 by reticledc]