I want to say E2B you are nailing the balancing act in awareness, capacity & willingness in self and others' perspectives and personal responsibilities.
Zen said: My purpose is to raise consciousness here. So I highlight it so it can be made conscious. To not do so would be to say "unconsciousness is OK" which helps to perpetuate unconsciousness, in MySelf, the Other and the Collective. To say "unconsciousness is not OK, here is what consciousness looks like" is to help perpetuate consciousness, in MySelf, the Other and the Collective.
This is an understandable perspective given the immense learning curve you've been experiencing in awareness Zen. However, it's premise is that consciousness needs you to mind everyone else's business. It means then that you are using your own consciousness as a means to an end, and simultaneously when it meets opposition that you are treating others' awareness, capacity and willingness as an enemy or obstacle to consciousness itself.
Unconsciousness is as embraced by the all as anything else. It is all in perfect, perpetual equilibrium.
Unconsciousness therefore is okay (accommodated) in its own natural time and place. None of us are CEO of the universe, or hero or villain.
How others are experiencing and energising their perspectives is not our personal responsibility to address. It is enough for us to each be our beautiful self and share of that.
To say unconsciousness is not okay, or different experiences of consciousness is 'insane' or not okay, is to delineate and judge levels of awareness, capacity and willingness outside of our own experience. It is what it is.
What consciousness looks like and feels like to one - may not look like or feel like consciousness at all to another.
Each perspective is unique, precious and totally determined - created - by individual and immediate in each moment - awareness - of perspectives, of internal and external stimuli, of thought patterns, of experiences, of knowledge of internal and external 'possible' natural or imposed consequences;
capacity - grown by experiencing and testing and flexing and embracing 'resistances' - the butterfly that has struggled from its cocoon - creating and energising the flow of perfect hormonal and physical and mental harmony in response flowing into action/creation;
willingness - to see and participate with a wider world than the cocoon one is enveloped by, willingness to unveil the tight swaddling cloths of our beliefs that comfort and confine us.
But, within awareness, capacity & willingness, one cannot dictate or prescribe accurately for any other. One butterfly who has struggled out of their cocoon may indeed be impatient for others still in their cocoons to struggle free and join them flying free in the wind and the rain and the sunshine - but they know they cannot chew through the others' cocoon to free them because it would render the rescued limp and weak, too weak to fly. We need the individual struggle to strengthen our wings, and we need to free our selves - grow our wings and experience the wider world, rather than stay in our comfortable, warm and snugly shroud/cocoon.
Yes grab the little child who from their own lack of awareness strayed into physical danger, and whose capacity is unable to avert their own demise, but do not then lecture them for being a child with limited awareness and capacity, and do not stay on the kerb waiting for every other child who comes along and judge them incapable - without evidence - of crossing the road safely. Do not hold yourself as CEO of the universe and raising the consciousness of others. Whatever happens will happen as a natural consequence of your being, in equilibrium with the being of others.
Your purpose is to perpetuate consciousness by being conscious, in as many moments as your awareness, capacity and willingness allows. When we take the personal out of it then it becomes .... purpose is consciousness being conscious in whatever levels of awareness, capacity and willingness are interpreted, translated and enacted.
This is equilibrium in motion. There is no right or wrong, there just is.
So raising consciousness in this thread - is to be aware of the 'okayness' of all perspectives within it. To meet each of them with gratitude and generosity and if genuinely interested in understanding the perspectives of others, to enquire into the awareness, capacity and willingness that others are conscious of within them self.
In discussions, certainly if one is judging another, they will assume that they are being judged. That's just the swaddling cloth they've wrapped them self in at this time. There are other butterflies who will play and fly in the sun and the rain and the wind with you, no need to seek to tear others' cocoons impatient for them to join you. It's enough to be, and to be aware and maybe even a little excited and patient and loving as one watches another butterfly struggling willingly inside their cocoon, give a little encouragement if they ask, reassure them the wind and rain and sun out here is fine, no thing to fear, and then embrace those who do join you in flight.
To the caterpillar a butterfly in a cocoon looks dead and a butterfly flying free with its wings looks nothing at all like them self or like anything they could ever be or experience being. But a butterfly remembers --- I was once crawling on that ground, I was once wrapped struggling in that cocoon - and so they don't worry about the caterpillar or the cocoon, they know .........
...and just to test the peace of it....
because it is 'perfect'....
"The world is changed by your example,
not by your opinion."
with unashamedly gushing gratitude & generosity to Paul Coelho for saying so.