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One Wish



If I had one wish, it would be to spend the last five minutes in the body of everyone who’s ever lived or will live. To know every thought, every joy, every pain. The collective consciousness of mankind.

Would it make me go mad or would I touch God?

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

10 thoughts on “One Wish

  1. Yes…it would…methinks both

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  2. It is said that when Siddhartha sat beneath the bodhi tree and meditated, he came to know every incarnation he had ever lived. It was that insight which brought the understanding of the cycle life and death, the true nature of suffering, and how to end suffering. This understanding enlightened him. It was at that moment he became Buddha, the enlightened one.

    Perhaps the fulfillment of your wish would enlighten you?

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  3. One could only hope to be enlightened. To see through the eyes of perpetrator and victim, predator and prey, to see all sides of the experience called life.

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  4. That is a powerful insight.

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  5. I think you would possess tremendous wisdom and compassion, yet be the the most unhappy person alive.
    Madness and sadness being intimate with Godliness.

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  6. It just amazes me to see the dichotomy between people that are so compassionate it almost paralyses them and others that don’t think twice about doing harm. It would seem in the end we all trade wisdom for pain on some level, if we are lucky enough to get that far.

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  7. Indeed. We are all such very complex and emotional beings. I’ts the nuances that fascinate me, to use an example very close to me, the capacity to be highly empathetic and yet have incredibly selfish tendencies simultaneously.
    Surely, pain is integral to wisdom. Without it, we simply wouldn’t learn.
    I mean, with it we don’t learn either but that another story, another time… 😉

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  8. Good question, thought provoking, thanks, Louise

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