The Philosopher’s Corner
This by far is one of my favorite quotes of all time. It reminds me to wake up and smell the roses in the morning. While I see the true value in this ideology now, having that kind of patience’s has never been my strong point.
Maybe it is the graying hair. Maybe it is the fact that patience does come with age. Whatever the case, to see the beauty of the meadow for what it is, take it in, with all its glorious nature, without a will to change one thing within it, I think that is the form of patience Ralph Waldo Emerson inspires us to partake in when we read this simply eloquent passage.
However, this form of consciousness is only earned. It can never be learned from the uninitiated eye. For without life experience, we can never partake in the beauty of what is, for we become too engulfed by a psychology of striving versus arriving, always searching for greener meadows, but not knowing the true beauty that lies beneath our feet.
In today’s Podcast, I turn my attention back to the Myth of Daedalus, as told by Thomas Bulfinch. What a wonderful rendition he gives, of the slightly rambunctious child who in his playfulness ignored his father’s warnings, flew too close to the sun, and plummeted to his ultimate demise. There is never ascent without descent, and this lesson rings true as it relates to seeing the beauty of the foundation that is, before one strives off to find beauty elsewhere.
What is your story of psychological flights of fancy. Or even yet, what is your story of descent into the underworld. I welcome your thoughts. Until next time my friends, Namaste, and may blessings find you on your path to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Siddhartha: Leaving The Shadow of the Family Home – Dr. Thomas Maples – The Myth Within