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by CarmelaBear
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 60870

I have re-read my last post, and only one thing has changed. Now, I am hoping Trump gets in and does so much damage that the people of this country begin to understand that we are at a crossroads, and only visionary systemic improvement will suffice. As for me, I know I possess all the resources I n...
by CarmelaBear
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4115

Carmela, I agree with your earlier assessment of the human condition. Many people in power are selfish and greedy, and without honor. Those who do have good intentions are incompetent. They do their best, but they are not up to the task. Unfortunately they pretend they are. For me civilization is y...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4115

I like dancing. I can do that. Anything more complex requires special help from some power higher than the one that provides a monthly pension.

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by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4115

Campbell talks about the message of the unconscious and how there are personal dreams that speak with the language of the unconscious, which is best interpreted by the dreamer. Another type of dream breaks through with a message that goes to one's fundamental confrontation with the harsh reality of ...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118356

Somebody actually agreed with me. There is another interesting aspect of this sect of Hinduism that is very different from the Judaeo-Christian tradition and its reliance on dogma. This sect teaches that the most reliable data is scientific, then personal experience, then reason, and if all these f...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87807

Thank you, James.

:)
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118356

While poking around I found another myth that...does not rely on illusion. This is Vishistadviata Hinduism which states that both the transcendent realm of consciousness (and the intellect for that matter) and the physical universe are real. From this perspective the immanent and transcendent myste...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118356

Andreas, I Like your example of overcoming chemical addiction. It is a strong argument. The other example I find compelling is suicide. Why would a bunch of chemicals kill themselves? In my opinion all modern myths should have a materialistic component. I just can't accept that materialism is it, a...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118356

Carmela, I agree. The mystery is bigger than science. Is there a more accurate method on understanding the mystery than science? Nope. The scientific method serves large numbers of minds, where not everyone can repeat experiments as individuals. Those who conduct the experiments can expose results ...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118356

Roncooper wrote:Carmela,

I agree. The mystery is bigger than science.
:!:
by CarmelaBear
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87807

...something that might serve to provide "meaning and fulfillment"... Jung asked himself about his own myth, and for all his insight and knowledge, he did not know. I have far less to go on, and I have very little clue. I don't know what is at work, and I can only do what I can do. I did listen to ...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87807

I'm retired, James. Nearly everything I do is restful and playful now. Over the course of my life, I often remember making a special point of setting aside time to do absolutely nothing. Sometimes, I needed months and years of time off just to feel centered again. Some of the most engaging and impor...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87807

Carmela no one can tell another how to live or what they should live for; but Joseph's point is that within each person there is something that speaks to them and the task is to find what that special something is. Most people have a religion or spiritual system that serves this purpose but Joseph ...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87807

Carmela this is all I know to suggest in response to your post. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qw-NOdGQxk I listened to the lecture once, and I will have to go back to figure out how it applies. I'm sure it does, and it may be a message that needs more listening. Thank you, James. Your lecture li...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87807

Carmela. I was trying to determine which of Dante's circles of Hell you were describing and I decided it was the 4th level, greed. All I can say is that reality is both much better and much worse that that level. I was reminded of a song from my youth and thought it was a fitting tribute. https://w...