The Same Ritual, Over and Over Again

Who knows how many thousands of tons of vegetables and fruits that we consume throughout our lives,
Who knows how many million tons of trash and debris that we produce every day throughout our lives.
However,
To what extent, our contribution as human beings to this poor planetary civilization and planetary ecosystem named Earth?
Has hundreds of gallons of tears we shed our life-long journey full of thorns and this disappointment,
We have thousands of liters of sweat water squeezed out of our skin, facing the harshness of the world and the unevenness of life.
However,
We are still spinning in the cycle of rebirth.
Repeating the same rituals of life,
Over and over again.
I do not know how many buckets of water we spend to be our bathing water for this.
I do not know how many billion cubic meters of oxygen we have breathed every day.
I do not know how many thousands of miles we have been through the journey of our lives.
I do not know how much carbon dioxide we release into the air for the activity and busyness of our lives.
I wonder also how many people we've been hurt and hurt in their hearts.
I do not know how many broken promises we have made throughout this lifetime.
I do not know how many lies we throw through our mouths.
However,
That's not the most important question,
What we need to answer honestly and fully consciously.
However,
Until when,
We will continue to do the same thing throughout the day and throughout our journey of life?
As much as anything we take,
As much as anything we consume,
As much as anything we have treasures,
No matter how much we injure others,
As much as we steal,
No matter how much we lie,
As much as anything we run from responsibility,
No matter how much we scream,
As much as we travel the world,
We remain entangled by the circle of life,
That is to grow old, sick, and die,
To then be reborn,
Repeating various dissatisfactions about life,
And the various suffering that surrounds it.
As much as any ritual of our life repeat,
We're just spinning around.
We want until when?
Is it true you do not feel tired of repeating all that?
We can feel bored,
But why are we never able to feel bored, to continue to spin in the ritual of life?

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Entah sudah berapa ribu ton sayuran dan buah-buahan yang telah kita konsumsi sepanjang hidup kita,
Entah sudah berapa juta ton sampah dan kotoran yang kita hasilkan setiap hari sepanjang hidup kita.
Namun,
Sebanyak apakah kontribusi kita sebagai umat manusia terhadap peradaban dan ekosistem planet yang malang bernama Bumi ini?
Telah ratusan galon air mata kita teteskan sepanjang perjalanan hidup kita yang penuh duri dan kekecewaan ini,
Telah ribuan liter air keringat kita cucurkan dari kulit tubuh kita menghadapi kerasnya dunia dan ketidakramahan kehidupan.
Namun,
Kita tetap saja berputar-putar dalam siklus kelahiran kembali.
Mengulangi ritual kehidupan yang sama,
Berulang-ulang.
Entah sudah berapa ember air kita habiskan untuk menjadi air mandi kita selama ini.
Entah sudah berapa miliar meter kubik oksigen yang telah kita hirup setiap harinya.
Entah sudah berapa ribu kilometer yang telah kita lalui sepanjang perjalanan hidup kita.
Entah sudah berapa banyak karbon dioksida yang kita lepaskan ke udara untuk aktivitas dan kesibukan hidup kita.
Entah juga sudah berapa banyak orang yang selama ini kita sakiti dan lukai hati mereka.
Entah pula sudah berapa banyak ingkar janji yang telah kita buat sepanjang hidup ini.
Entah sudah berapa banyak berbagai kebohongan yang kita lontarkan lewat mulut kita.
Namun,
Bukanlah itu pertanyaan yang paling utama,
Yang perlu kita jawab secara jujur dan penuh berkesadaran.
Namun,
Sampai kapankah,
Kita akan terus melakukan hal yang serupa sepanjang hari dan sepanjang perjalanan hidup kita?
Sebanyak apapun kita mengambil,
Sebanyak apapun kita mengkonsumsi,
Sebanyak apapun kita memiliki harta,
Sebanyak apapun kita melukai orang lain,
Sebanyak apapun kita mencuri,
Sebanyak apapun kita berdusta,
Sebanyak apapun kita berlari dari tanggung jawab,
Sebanyak apapun kita menjerit,
Sebanyak apapun kita berkeliling dunia,
Kita tetap terjerat oleh lingkaran kehidupan,
Yakni menjadi tua, sakit, dan meninggal,
Untuk kemudian terlahir kembali,
Mengulangi kembali berbagai ketidakpuasan akan hidup,
Serta berbagai penderitaan yang melingkupinya.
Sebanyak apapun ritual kehidupan kita ulangi,
Kita hanya berputar-putar.
Mau sampai kapan?
Apakah benar engkau tidak merasa letih mengulangi semua itu?
Kita bisa merasa bosan,
Namun mengapa kita tidak pernah mampu merasa bosan untuk terus berputar-putar dalam ritual kehidupan?


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