” his local group but with the planet.”  I was reading an interesting book today, which I will discuss tomorrow and was visiting with some of my wonder full and interesting friends today. The Painter, the Leprechaun and the Fanatic, all in one day!
We have nothing to identify with that cuts across all of our realities. We only see our myth as valid and since it is the only one that is, we make all others invalid. We call it religion. We choose to see the world in terms of us and them, black and white, good and bad, democrat and republican, Ggod and not Ggod. Duality is deadly and we dont even see it or know it.
“Around here everybody acts like nothing’s changed”  We have more mental dis-ease than ever. We have more people barely staying alive than ever. We have more younger people dying from suicide than ever.
Our life is psychological, and the purpose of life is to make psyche of it, to find connections between life and soul.  What does each of know about the soul? What does the culture we live in know about the soul. I would love nothing more than to just meander my merry way down the path of the last 1/2 of my life and find comfort and joy in the world. But there is a pink elephant in the middle of the room. It has been called externalities of the system we live in and “benefit” from.
“There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.”  Are we going to be able to, or can we develop the willingness to want to pay the price of coming to consciousness as a culture. Or are we going to continue to stick our head in the sand and stay unconscious. There is a reason that we refuse to pay the price of change necessary to quit dying. Not just societally, but communally as well as individually.
“Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.” I saw a video on Ted Talks today.* It exemplifies what Einstein is talking about in this quote. We arent startled or even troubled by it. Why not? Is it because we are still believing the propaganda that we all have a fair shot at the “American dream?”
 Joseph Campbell James Hillman Carl Jung Albert Einstein Bruce Springsteen Nothing Man
123 R.V. Forgiveness is from the divine, permission is from the mind.