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 has been practising personal development—necessity being the Mother of invention—since he was about six years old. He’s been teaching and sharing what he’s learnt along the way for a couple of decades. His main thing is Heart of Tribe retreats—whose very purpose is to help you fall back in love with life, no less. Leading these retreats alongside his woman Kara-Leah Grant—also an elephant journal writer (that’s how they met!)—they combine a deep well of lineage-based yoga teaching experience, with expertise in healing trauma and various other methods of personal development. Ben also works with clients one-on-one via Skype, writes, makes videos from time to time, and is passionate about parenting. He lives in an intentional, tribal community in the hills of Croatia, where you might find him gardening barefoot and talking to the rocks. Connect with Ben on Facebook or YouTube or check out his website for more info.


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