The Greatest Irony. ~ A Poem by Ben Ralston

Via Ben Ralston
on Jun 28, 2013
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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 is a therapist, healer, advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher, and writer. His writings have been read by millions of people and can be found on Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and various other portals online. He has been teaching Yoga for 16 years in hotels, ashrams, beaches, gyms and rooftops worldwide. And he runs a busy international therapeutic practice from his home in rural Croatia. Offering sessions in person or via Skype, his therapeutic work is based on healing trauma, and the tools he uses for this are varied – mainly RPT, Shamanism, and energy work. He has also developed some of his own methods, particularly in the area of abuse trauma; ‘resource state’ awareness; and boundary reconstruction. He regularly runs retreats combining Yoga and other energetic exercises with his therapy. He would love nothing more than to see you on one of these retreats, since he believes that this approach to personal development is really the only effective way of bringing love and peace to global human society. 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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