Be careful how deeply you look into people. The most negative emotions run skin-deep. As you get under their skin, you start to meet their motivations, their desires and their shortcomings. You should probably stop right there. Because any deeper and you come face to face with their fears, their anguish, their weakness…and worst of all, their dreams before they were broken. It’s really hard to get that close to a person’s dreams and not want to make them come true for them.

You’re lost after that. Not ever able to push them out of your mind or your heart, even if you do get them out of your life. Love may be a good thing but too much of it can destroy you. In delving deep into people, you lose sight of yourself. But finally, you’ve got to live in your own body, bearing your own emotions and living within the boundaries of your own life. Who knows then, whether there is really anyone else who will delve into you as deeply as you have into others? There aren’t any knights in shining armor and no one’s going to follow you into the murky depths of other people’s lives to save you. Or even if they want to…they can’t. Not everyone was born to be a deep sea diver…or a deep soul diver, as the case may be.

Be careful how far you go. Much evil lurks in the hearts of people in the form of the sweet poison of love that dulls your defenses. You’re on your own after that.

6 thoughts on “Enter At Your Own Peril”
  1. There are people who would want to follow you into the murky depths of other people’s lives to save you

    Love may be a good thing but too much of it can destroy you but now “us”.That is the difference when it is love and there is “us” it works smoothly but when there is a “me” and there is a “you” i agree it can …

    There aren’t any knights in shining armor agreed “but” there are people would be would willing to follow you into the murky depths of other people’s lives to save you.But do you want them to follow you there?layers of distrust and city life makes us no let anyone beyond the second layer(though again when there is love those shield are brought down).

    I am happy your posts seems to have a lot of retrospection.

  2. It’s really hard to get that close to a person’s dreams and not want to make them come true for them.

    Who knows then, whether there is really anyone else who will delve into you as deeply as you have into others?

    Amen. Adding, who knows, whether you will dare to delve into someone else again, ever.

  3. And then there are some others who know that peril is the key. The very thought of being in danger yet knowing that if need be, one can make it out alive may lead to the plunge. But what one must always remember is that unless someone helps oneself, no angel on earth or in heaven can help him/her.

  4. Some lessons are too hard to learn – this one definitely is 🙁
    Sometimes you just can’t stop delving deep because at times, it’s the only thing we do well

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