truth set free: from idealism to enlightenment

English: Stephen Tyng Mather plaque, Zion Huma...

English: Stephen Tyng Mather plaque, Zion Human History Museum, Zion National Park, Utah, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

For the idealist who is unconsciously feeling guilty about certain elements of human history, there is a desperation to rescue the world from the world so as to earn entrance in to a future eternal paradise or utopia. There is the cycle of fear, hope, excitement, naivete, disappointment, frustration, arrogance, disillusionment and despair.

 

Oddly enough, that sequence is later recognized as the path to enlightenment. So, if you are not free of distress yet, then perhaps your most sacred “truth” is not a truth that frees one from the cycle of idealism.

Idealism is the presumptive, terrified insistence that life should be other than how it actually is. Another word for idealism is hell.

 

Parthenon from west

Parthenon from west (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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