I think it is important that we either always remain alert or always remain fully willing and able to become acutely alert at any moment in life.
Sometimes, situations are perfectly fine and safe to a point, and then w ended to be alert and wary – “Proceed with caution,” our mind must tell us.
But how often are we unwilling to become alert in a situation?
If things have been fine for so long, do we become somewhat ‘immune’ to any concern that may arise, due to the fact that nothing bad has happened so far?
Do we forget that anything can change, despite something’s having been the same for as long as we can remember?
I think this is a common situation that females can run into in relationships with males… he has been reliable and totally safe so far, so long as I have known him…, and so I miss seeing those spots where he suddenly is pushing limits, and I don’t notice things fully until something really big has happened in a way I had never hoped for things to happen… possibly something very bad… Do we give the benefit of the doubt for too long sometimes?… Do we feel guilty for turning our senses on full alert, and so force ourselves to ignore them, convince ourselves that the warning bells aren’t really there, but are just in our minds?
I think it ultimately is important for us, if not to be always on alert, always to be willing to be on full alert, and in any situation.
And I don’t mean merely females, here – I mean all people.
Do you know what I mean?