How far away from who we are can we live without developing symptoms, incurring the wrath of the neglected life and being lost in the wasteland of endless discontent? And, when we are born into a cultural and social ecosystem which denies there is an Axis Mundi, or "center pole/axis," or "essential identity," for each of us around which we are designed/built to live, and provides us with no help or direction to guide us along a reliable path to finding ourselves, what are our chances? We all opt for desirable substitutes, built around having our way and getting what we want, when, as it turns out, those are the things that get in our way and lead us farther into "the gathering gloom" that is our future, decreasing exponentially whatever chances we ever had. There are no systems designed to come to our aid. All of the available systems fail to provide what we need in terms of awareness, realization/recognition, clarity. We are on our own. But there are guides from the past, if we are lucky enough to stumble upon them and have the good fortune to listen to what resonates within to what is going on without, there IS a chance, though small, of finding the connections that make the link with how things are and what needs to be done about it, and leads us to light arising from emptiness/stillness/silence to seeing/hearing/knowing/understanding/doing/being that is the path to who we are and what is ours to do past all of the false hopes and empty promises to our heart's true song and our body's true home of our original nature and innate virtues/specialties that form our identity and produce the life that is ours to live, if we but trust ourselves to the path and start walking.
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Jim, you have laid forth the best advice for us. Maybe you should print this one and hand it out to people …. just a thought💕