We must probe the limits of our psyches to reach the understandings we seek.
Persephone’s innocence was taken from her in a violent way. Pluto desired her and made her Queen. Through the shock she gained the power of individuation.
As we try to be gentle with ourselves, we are in a time of restructuring. Science deals with catastrophic theory. Environmental issues and human society gone haywire are the bylaws of the endless media regurgitation. We cannot turn the clock back to a time of few choices. We can and do boil down the essence in the kettle to oversimplification of our likes and dislikes.
Catastrophe can also bring revelations, mystical insight and wisdom. In times of crisis the odds are pretty good we reach out to find and give solace. In this process we can sense or feel connections that empower love. Colin Wilson wrote “our human senses show only a small part of the world at present”, he suggests the reality function must be awake. Our imagination and memory supplement the present moment with other times and places. The mind needs to add a dimension of reality to the 5 senses. In youth we have eager expectations, the first time we saw the ocean waves provided a need to dive in but also a fear of being swallowed. As we age the excitement of novelty wears off. What we need to do is to draw optimism as a repetitive exercise.
Anxiety pushes us to embrace the worst. Entitlement does the rest.
The letter of the law intimidates. Law is in constant flux both in human society and religion. If religion’s goal is to be at one with the highest mystical power, what is the goal of law? We need barriers to confine the irrational behaviors of some. Is a wall so different?
The whole purpose of life is discovering our ability to love. In this process we must have knowledge and discipline. The power of love is to serve.
Fancy words for simple solutions. The garden is a good spot to contemplate, as is the dance hall. Making clothes for dolls or cleaning the garage are perfect tasks.