Call it ignorance, denial, refusal, or insensitivity, spiritual blindness plagues us all. We grope around in the darkness of our own egos at the expense of others and call it self-care. We allow ourselves to be trampled on or verbally abused in the name of love.  Why? Because enlightenment, the kind that Jesus offers, is never easy. We just might be scorned and crucified for trying to take the blinders off and becoming the light of the world.  Yet, we know at our core that opening up to a new way of seeing brings authenticity, the only life worth living.