Wednesday

The 108 second version of the Myth

You might read this post summarising "The Myth of The Heartless Tory" (forthcoming 160 page book) in 108 seconds. However,I'd prefer you took longer over the story telling and associated reflection that I like to think it calls for:

A) "If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956


B) The popular myth is that #WinstonChurchill said:

 "If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain."

C) 

 "An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”"


D) 

"There's something wrong with democracy is we aren't in healthy dialogue between the inner individualist, the inner collectivist and a #3rdOrderOfConsciousness with a #TouchOf the Transcendental.My advice is to find friends who embody the three key energies to be integrated in the heart of each of us: The (peace-loving) Creative (rather than reactive & pleasure seeking, bohemian) Hippy, the #CreativeClassicalist and the #CreativePunk, or, in spiritual terms outlined by Reginal Ray, the lay, the #settledmonastic and the #ForestRenunciant" (#PaulCroslandIndependentCandidate)

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