“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.” – Anis Nin
Hegel’s “silent weaving of the spirit” has unraveled into discordant knots of anxiety and neurosis. We live in a dog-eat-dog society of nine-to-five wage slavery, brainwashed into working jobs we don’t like in order to buy things we don’t need.
Below is my response to a question by Susan. She asked about my true intentions and the possibility of selling false hope. Of course it was done through a point of honest and productive debate, which I appreciate. I felt it was best to also make the reply available as a post. Lately I find questions from readers and the contributions of others are shaping my posts and responses. This is encouraging as it builds a stronger organization of minds. With that being said, we are each the world that we see. Whether we consciously accept it or not. - JC
There are many among us who still cling to the hope and willful ignorance that the battle between good and evil is taking place outside ourselves in the physical world. We sit and wait for a savior person or nation state to overthrow the bad bankers and make good on the promise of peace on earth. For those who still believe that Russia and Putin, or China, or Obama, or Charlton Heston will come to our rescue, I offer you the following.
Let us bridge the illusionary vastness between here and there. Ignorance and enlightenment exist together in a timeless dance of creativity. Creativity is injected into all human endeavors. Human endeavors are the place from which productivity emerges. As such human productivity is supported by both ignorance and enlightenment. Perhaps one cannot exist without the other. Here and there both occupy the same space.