“As above, so below, as within, so without: as the universe, so the soul … “
- Hermes Trismegistus
Whatever thoughts and feelings we're having –
it’s through openness to them that the truth about them becomes clear.
In openness we bring them closer,
see through their stickiness
and sense into what is beyond those thoughts and feelings.
None of that would unfold –
inquiry would stop short –
discovery would not be made –
if we censor our thoughts and feelings.
The only reason we would censor them
is because we're afraid of what they may mean -
but it is only revealed 'what they mean'
when we don't censor them.
Censorship in society works the same.
It hides rather than reveals.
It’s fear based rather than love based.
It cuts investigation short and makes discovery impossible.
It's very helpful to be aware of this pull within us to censor -
as well as the immense pull within our society to go along with censorship.
If interested, here is a short article I wrote about censorship titled:
Does Censorship Make Sense When Following The Science?
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Love is not afraid to look.
It doesn't turn things away.
Love is open, wise, inclusive,
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."