I and I

 

Just imagine…

A hedge fund manager all entangled in responsibility and power, flamboyantly walking down the hall of his office building;

On his way to the meeting he catches a glance of the banker and looks away, they are both the same but he can’t look him in the eyes; he looks down on him, why?

Just imagine…

A banker all caught up in depths and loans, cautiously searching for the most profit that can be made in any given speculation;

As the day ends and he goes home, he catches a glace of the guy at the Debt Collection Agency and looks away, they are both the same but he can’t look him in the eyes; he looks down on him, why?

Just imagine…

A Debt Collector for the Bank, all immersed in the daily battle between the moral duty to his peers and what he has to get done by the end of the day to feed his family;

As he comes out of his car to get to his apartment, he catches a glance of The Mob’s Debt Collector and looks away, they are both the same, but he can’t look him in the eyes; he looks down on him, why?

Just imagine…

A debt collector for the mob, all under pressure on the streets, hustling every day, getting orders, getting things done for another buck, just to get through the day;

As he goes into his apartment, calling it a day, he catches a glance of the drug dealing kid  next door and looks away, they are both the same, but he can’t look him in the eyes; he looks down on him, why?

Just imagine…

A young drug dealer all hazed up in his world, bagging the stash so he can get the cash for the next delivery and cut that bit on the side so he can stay high and eat;

As he rides his bike to the next client he catches a glance of the hooker down the street and looks away, they are both the same…same age, but he can’t look her in the eyes; he looks down on her, why?

Just imagine…

A hooker all tangled in everyone else’s life, being used by others and using others for profit, thinking of the future when it will all be ok, thinking of the promised day;

As she gets into the next client’s car she catches a glance of the homeless beggar and she looks away, they are both the same, but she can’t look him is the eyes; she looks down on him, why?

Just imagine…

A beggar all drowned in booze, trying to remember or trying to hate what has become of him, his house…his marriage…his job, wasted in all that booze;

As he closes his eyes, delirious and exhausted, he catches a glance of the daemon and he looks away, they are both the same, but he can’t look him in the eyes; he looks down on him, why?

Just imagine…

A daemon all tormented by its insatiable thirst for inebriated spirits, frantically searching for the next host to feast off its vice;

As he leaves his host onto the next, he catches a glance of God and he looks away, they are both the same, but he can’t look It in the eye; he looks down on It, why?

Just imagine…

God All Infinite, existing in grace;

As It exhales It catches a glance of The Devil, they are both the same, but It looks The Devil in its eyes and smiles, why?

Just imagine…

The Devil all feared and revered by the mortals, existing with this world, forsaken to dwell in the darkness with all the mortals, watching over their souls;

As it watches upon the mortals, it catches a glance of the hedge fund manager and looks away, they are both the same but it can’t look him in the eyes; it looks down on him, why?

Just imagine…

Hey.

Wait!

What?!

Did God just smile at The Devil?

Why?

 

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3 thoughts on “I and I

  1. Interesting, but confusing. I’m the famous Chief Exec. This guy is a loser who’s just got an ill-paid job with my company. I look down on him: he’s inferior to me.

    This guy’s at street level. I’m three levels up, at a window. I look down at him (could say “on him”, maybe) and see the top of his head.

    This guy’s begging for money. I don’t want to give it to him, but I’m embarrassed. So although in a sense I look down on him (and at him – I’m taller than him), instead of staring into the space behind his ear or over his head, I look down (at the pavement).

    I think you do mean “look down on him”, but coming after the bit about avoiding eye contact, it suggests looking down – to avoid eye contact.

    As for God smiling at the Devil, that’s pretty close to the Book of Job in the Bible, where God and the Devil sound like a couple of friends placing bets in a pub. I’m told both the Jewish and Muslim traditions see the Devil as a sort of licensed troublemaker, unpleasant but maybe necessary, rather than the almost limitless force of evil opposed to God that appears in the Christian tradition with scant support from the Bible.

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    1. Interesting perspective, thank you!

      Not being able to look someone in the eyes is a side effect of looking down on somebody.

      “Don’t look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.”
      -Jesse Jackson

      When you are looking down on someone you are judging/comparing yourself to others or others to others; comparing implies separation. God in my humble opinion is All.

      In the Holy Books the presentation of God&Devil is viewed through the lens of duality, but ultimately God transcends duality. The God and The Devil we are told of are the first divisions of The One manifesting in duality.

      To see God is to see behind the veil of duality.

      Thank you for your interesting reply! Got some thoughts going.
      Good day, Sir!

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