Are we living in the “underworld”?

Orpheus’ entrance to the underworld
It's easy to get sucked into the vortex of negativity that we perceive, witness; and turn it into our own personal suffering.   While this life is made of suffering - we should not add to our suffering that which we do not have the power to change.

Árstíðir - Hvenær kemur sól (When will the sun come) 
fyi: Árstíðir translated means Seasons.  Also next to Sigur Ros they are my favorite icelandic band. 

waste not…

WASTE NOT…
Sadly we live in a time of outrage.   Everyone is outraged at something or someone.    Media is outraged.  Politicians are outraged.  People are outraged in the name of religion.  Regular citizens are outraged.  Will it take destroying ourselves to stop the madness?   For all it's advances in technology humanity is still living in the dark ages emotionally.  In fact I think the case could be made the humanity is not evolving but devolving to the most base animal instincts.   

In fact if you watch the opening section ("The Dawn of Man") in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY https://youtu.be/ypEaGQb6dJk the only difference between us today and the animals portrayed in the film is technology.  The behavior is the same.    Outrage causes reasoning that is only used for destructive purposes.   

What do you think?  Do you have hope?  Why?  What can you provide that will make me believe?  Your considered thoughts and questions are welcome.

A Good Lie

The Good Lie

I lied to you 
and that is true.

I told you something you wanted to believe.
I let you believe something I did not agree with.

You wonder why I’m distant?
I do not wish to give a truth that hurts, room to breathe.

I wanted to give you room to evolve
and grow in your own time.  Not my time. 

I was taught; ALL lies are bad
and we should ALWAYS tell the truth.

But everybody lies:

lies of omission,
lies of deception,
lies to protect,
lies to self,
lies to manipulate,
lies to harm.

Motive is the key.

I lied to you
and that is true.

because if I told you the truth about ….
You would have been forced to make a judgement
you did not want and were not ready to make.

because if I told you the truth
you would not have acted in the love, grace and mercy
in which you believe.
You would have endangered your own salvation and peace of mind. 
And I could not live with that. 

A truth never known is love in disguise and
an un-healing wound never inflicted.

I lied to you 
and that is that.

Inspired, in part, by the film titled THE FAREWELL (see trailer)https://youtu.be/RofpAjqwMa8