Entangled Emotion, 36" x 30" acrylic on canvas by artist Michelle Lindblom

Having Faith in Humanity

Michelle Lindblom



Teeth clench
Shoulders tighten
Brow furrow
Mouth grimaces
Stomach churns
Heart hurts
Spirit diminishes
Optimism shadows
Eyes dull
Trust hesitates
Ability to see the light dims
Faith in humanity challenged.

These are physical and emotional manifestations that have come up many times throughout my life. Not all at once, but differently with each varied incident that prompts my rage.

Luckily, not so much these days.

Although, I am still triggered on occasion and these sensations do come into play. Gratefully, I am far enough in my journey to recognize the value in counterbalancing these states of being. Harboring pent up emotions is not good for anyone’s mental or physical health.

Furthermore, it does not move our collective humanity forward either.

Faith in Humanity According to An Aries

As an Aries, my modus operandi is learning most things the hard way. Which, if I am being honest, is the only way for an Aries to fully embrace the journey. Besides, this is how we formulate our next moves by experiencing actually getting into the mud, then crawling our way out.

Basically, our fate is that we need first hand knowledge of the struggle.

My fire sign gives me permission to jump into the flames before thinking or worrying about the end results. Which precludes me from judging a path too intently until I have crossed it. Subsequently, the results on the other side can be disappointing. I put a great deal of blind faith in myself, not realizing that others involved may not be on the same page.

Aries are optimists but we also suffer from selfishness. We often prefer to go it alone, not necessarily concerned if anyone else comes along. This can often lead to some inevitable negative outcomes.

Additionally, this does not move our collective humanity forward. No human is an island.