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Thank You Ashen for your words and your thinking. Shall read it again tomorrow and ponder some more x
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Your visit cheers. Thanks ☼ Alice
So close to my own viw(s)… I KNEW we would be digital friends when first i became aware of you. Thank you.
A valued friend ☼ I may have asked this before … where can I find your poetry? You website has been in deep meditation for a while.
aha!… try http://jungcircle.com/mist/… the divisions in the poetry section are a little difficult to see (so the whole thing looks like one long poem, which it isn’t), but the rest is clear enough (i think!!!)
Poignant, thank you, though the page says ‘not secure,’ which may be my overcareful McAfee security device.
Many thanks Ashen for your thoughtful piece, including the intriguing haiku, exploring the various aspects of monarchy…..an institution which, in the UK case at least, excites powerful passions both for and against.
For myself, having studied quite a lot of its history and its role as the symbolic apex of the British class and imperial systems….which are by no means dead and buried and have been a powerful founding factor of the current world order…..it is fundamentally “the string which ties the robber’s bundle”.
But we frail humans seem to need to believe in and glorify something in the face of the terrifying void of possibility and the unknown, even if it is our own subservience and exploitation. After all it is what we know.
As was, perhaps rather the case after the death of our respected teacher Fazal. Oh my god….we need a leader to.lead us…..to believe in!
Thankfully I now work with a group of volunteers which, though it has its problems like any group of humans, on the whole does very well and is very effective without hierarchy.
Good to hear from you, Rob. Been missing your voice, though I’m aware your work is engaging and more, timely and meaningful.
An ideal is always needed, of course, as long as we can use it as a means towards transformation and aliveness. In that sens I like Hazrat Inayat Khan’s quote …
‘The ideal is the means, its breaking is the goal.’
When ideals become stagnant and devoid of meaning, revolutions will ensue. We live in interesting times.
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