Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"The principle of compassion is that which converts disillusionment into a participatory companionship. This is the basic love, the charity, that turns a critic into a living human being who has something to give to - as well as to demand of - the world."

Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” Ben Franklin

The CRITIC contrasted to the LIVING HUMAN BEING - how do we convert, how do we transform?

Gabriel Marcel. What does it mean to be "with" another in relationship? Participatory, part of a larger, part of the "between". Critic, complainer, imposing value judgements, I-process, GALSPEW seven deadly sins. What does it mean - giving to the world what we demand of it? The prideful person demands the world be different, demands of it, but does not see that they are part of the world, and have a responsibility to give to it, to root out in self what is wrong with the world in their own life and attitude. The vulture invades us, we worship its appetite.

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