Yesterday I posted an essay about a very particular form of insanity that has plagued humanity since pre-history: the madness of the mob. Its sibling is dehumanization, a false view of the human being. This false view of others invariably includes a false view of oneself. The rejection of others in mob dynamics accompanies a kind of self-rejection. This is a deep patterning that has taken especially virulent form in our time.
Fully with you on this Charles. If I may veer just slightly off topic (but not really off-topic) I'm just wondering where was this wholistic and non-sectarian (the end of the US vs THEM) mentality when it came to RFK's numerous fawning displays in front of a nationalist sectarian supremacist republican rabbi Boteach ("this land belongs to our tribe. THEY can go fuck themselves')? It was extrmely disheartening and disappointing to see RFK regurgetating the absolute worst of ultra-zionist and extreme anti-Palestinian talking points.
Where was the end of the 'US vs THEM' mentality, in these occasions? The nationalist republican rabbi he grovelled in front of is all about US vs THEM. He is the absolute epitome of the divisive sectarian nationalist anti-wholistic "it's either US or THEM"outlook.
All of RFK's statements about ending this mentality sound empty and hyprocritical now after his ugly fawning in front of that sectarian 'it's either US or THEM' republican nationalist.
And RFK uncritically regurgitating the zionist talking points about Iran made him sound like the one of the worst zionist NeoCons in DC. Just another Israel-first NeoConservative..
I was excited about him at first, but now i think I will go back to supporting Marianne Williamson and Dr. Cornel West.
PS. I'm Jewish by the way (unfortunately feel the need to mention this in today's right-wing zionist dominated political climate, where any criticism of israel or zionism immediately earns you the label 'antisemite'.. )
Thank you Charles
“…one very important aspect of sanity is to see the human being as what they actually are,… which is a sacred being, a divine being, life itself taking form as a human being. … “
To see (perceive) the human being with the eyes of our heart, then yes;
“ reverence is the result of that perception, …”.
The hindrance is that the ego tries to intellectualize that ‘seeing’ and we are lost in translation, reverence is not the result, but more air in the ego bubble.
We need more heart seeing-thinking-feeling.
Per the Solomon Asch Conformity Experiment, easily repeatable, typically 67% of humans would rather conform to something they know is wrong rather than be ostracized from the group. This is a measure of integrity. Should integrity increase within the general population this percentage should decrease.
Going sane in sn insane world is the challenge we’ve been facing for quite some time. As I listened to the talk, I was remembering how Yeshua as Christ sent the disciples out in twos. “Where two or more of thee are gathered in my name (resonant unity) there I am in the midst of thee.” The True Friend is among us as we gather and walk this earth walk together that helps us remain faithfully true to the real we are given to bring forth from the infinite invisible to the visible. As you stated, the temptations are everywhere and it’s all too easy to fall -- but -- we are given the skillful means with which to return to sanity and the real. Each time we break through it enters the field making it easier for all of us. More of conditioned consciousness releases and we are all freed. To have someone who can stand strong when we falter is invaluable. Blessings on this endeavor.
This is so timely and pertinent. When we consider the rise and rise in recent times of 'Cancel-Culture' and the weird toxic phenomenon 'Narcsistic Mobbing'.
Im finishing a novel about the last 5 years when first my own family then all their friends then my town and then from Paddington to Penzance is was (quite literally mobbed) For no reason and in the end i had to leave the UK permanently. This is a very important issue and im glad to join the conversation as it was a group of educated rich men who turned on one woman with Cancer - my story will soon be told and i hope works as a kind of 'teaching'. As we see the rise of on-line bullying and 'keyboard' warriors this is now at epidemic proportions. I think that the rise of Psycopathy and Sociopathy and Narcissism must be discussed here - and Psycotherapist Rebecca Mandeville has done plenty of good scientific research to ID a new sickness FSA - Family scapegoat Abuse. They call us online 'Chosen Ones' and we are the light bearers inside toxic shame-based families who in the end simply have to leave the (crime scene). So spot on as ever Charles. Keep Rockin! We need all eyes on this sickness and all hands on Deck - the Ancients call it WETIKO and its spreading like wildfire!
Great to watch this again after being immersed in this soul feeding project for a few weeks. I was initially hesitant to join -do I need it? Do i want more screen connections? So glad I did. If I was to put a $ value on it I am getting much more that what I have gifted (feeling in my heart to give more). To be able to express myself and have people listen or read without judgment, and even with appreciation is a breath of fresh air.
This is so beautiful Charles, thank you and thank God for these words of sanity in the middle of increasing madness of what's out there (and in here) the beauty of what you are saying ... to hold one another up to honour their sacred being and to see the ego for what it is doing to us demeaning and dehumanising us, during this time of the transition of 2 Epochs where madness and mental breakdown is all around (and inside too.)
"It is unrealistic to expect that one can repattern deep, culturally-reinforced habits of thought and speech on one’s own." Having studied Yoga for 25 years with Baba Hari Dass, the above statement seems in direct contradiction to what Yoga teaches. Yoga Sutra pf Patajali says, Sutra 2 book one, Yogash Chitta Vritti Nirodhah. Control of the thought waves is Yoga. Either you control your mind, or it controls you. Only you can control your mind in the end, with dedicated work using the methods of Yoga. Maybe I misunderstand your point, however, I see it as a direct contradiction to Yoga.
Thank you for sharing those beautiful words and wisdom
Thanks Charles, you often confirm my own beliefs, which I try never to attach to, while often revealing ideas that I might never have thought of. I hope to be a good example of what you espouse. ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aopmklhT88&t=1s
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Oof, missed the recent open conversation with Charles, since I had to attend to something just at that time. If there will be another one, I would like to know. Also, had the thought today that "sanity" is relative, like "enlightenment". There is no end to how sane one might be or become. If you are functioning well, you might be considered sane, and "well" is kind of arbitrary. But there is no limit to how "well" you might be functioning, that is, how truly "alive" one might be or how full of love, etc.
Your sanity project is everything that I've been craving, and I've tried to join several times to no avail. I'm disabled, and I need help to navigate your system, but have no place to go to get it. I am excluded.
I wish I could participate...
Thanks for this video, Charles. I'm already part of the Sanity Project, and am finding it incredibly nourishing.
It occurs to me, after the hearings in D.C. last week, that RFK Jr. could likely use a little support maintaining his sanity. Have you considered extending the invitation to him to join the sanity project? I realize this idea is a little out of the box. But perhaps it would be an opportunity for him to be non-political, just a person, contemplate some fresh ideas. I don't agree with him on some things, but that's no problem, I don't need a political debate.
I understand this idea might be a boundary you don't wish to violate, Charles. But just thought I'd put it out there.
I didn’t have my own daughter vaccinated with the childhood battery. There were times when I thought I might be prosecuted. Don’t be so quick to assume I don’t know about vaccines. And I still think RFK is unhinged. Also, what am I supposed to do with the notion that he may not mean what he says about Israel? He goes to lengths to say it and he doesn’t waffle. It would be more reassuring if he dodged the issue or responded with vague platitudes. Am I supposed to be a mind reader?