Joseph Campbell would say, "Truth calls to us from far in the back of the darkest corner of the deepest cave we most don't want to enter." And we would reply, "Yeah, we know. And we aren't going there!" That's what we mean. What we would actually say is, "What are you talking about, Joe? We don't have any idea about what you are saying! What on earth do you mean?" We refuse to engage the truth that calls to us from the depths of that cave by talking about it up on the surface, half a world away from the entrance of the cave. That is why we embrace bad religion-- it gives us theology, and dogma, and doctrines by the bushel baskets full. We can talk bad religion for generations, ignoring the words of Jesus: "Whoever hears these words of mine and does them are like people who build their homes on solid rock... And whoever hears these words of mine and does not do them are like people who build their homes on sand..." The formula is: Hear/Do, not: Hear/Talk About Forever. What is it that you most do not want to hear? Truth is hiding there. Start digging. In digging for the truth, you are walking the path that leads to the opening of the cave you most don't want to enter. That's the Hero's Journey. To the far back of the darkest corner of the deepest cave that ever was. Did someone just say, "What do you mean?"?
The truth that can be said/told/explained/defined is a bridge to the Truth that lies far back in the darkest corner of the deepest cave that we most don't want to enter. That Truth will eat our old life alive. And raise us to life in a new life that lies latent within us all, waiting, waiting, hoping, hoping, that we will step into the cave and keep going, pressing on deeper and deeper, all the way to that darkest corner far in the back. Death and resurrection, Kid. Death and resurrection. Never was about Jesus. Always was about me and you. And that cave we will do anything to avoid. Along with its Truth of who we are and what is ours to do. Even yet. Even now. Even still. Even so.