The Greatest Irony. ~ A Poem by Ben Ralston

Via on Jun 28, 2013



The Greatest Irony

In the greater scheme of things is it important

What you wear tomorrow morning,

Or whether the bees go extinct,

Or even that some power-hungry politician might

Press that little red button?


Does it matter much

That right now in some corner of the world

A baby is crying for his Mother,



Is it really such a tragedy that children

The world over starve,

While young girls sell their bodies

To line the pockets of old men?


Should we care if we hear

Of a murder here

Or a rape there

While neither there nor here

There is even a drop of peace

To be found in any human heart?


It is only when one is beyond

The need for help

That one can truly help another.


And only then will we see that truly – nothing matters.


It certainly doesn’t matter much if you share or comment,

but if you choose to do so, it’d be nicer than nice.

About Ben Ralston

Ben Ralston almost joined the army when he was 18. When he was 32 he almost became a Swami. *** Now he is a healer, Reference Point Therapy teacher, and advanced Yoga instructor in the Sivananda tradition . His work as a healer acknowledges trauma as the underlying cause of almost all human problems, and resolves trauma at the causal level: gut-based survival instincts. The intention behind all his work is to empower others. *** Ben splits his time between his busy international practice, training therapists, and writing. As an experienced Yoga and Meditation teacher he also runs retreats, usually on the beautiful Croatian coast. *** Connect with Ben on Facebook. Read more of his writing on his new website with integrated blog! Yes, he's excited about that :)


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