Tumblr is getting too busy and shutting down, so I'm back to a more reliable platform.
During my hiatus I have been having an existential crisis, been slacking on housework (bane of my existence), making home-made salted caramel fudge, working night-fill, re-reading Harry Potter from the first book through, finding retro pieces to fill out my wardrobe, studying wicca, playing 'Enslaved', watching Food Documentaries, looking for full-time work (an exercise in futility at this point), living vicariously through Family and Friends on the other wide of the world, dreaming up my Bucket List, going on weekly trips to the Library and Ikea and making plans for my return to Burlesque...
Ascent of HumanityIf our ruinous civilization is built on a struggle of good versus evil, then its healing demands the opposite: self-acceptance, self-love, and self-trust. Contrary to our best intentions, we will never end the evil and violence of our civilization by trying harder to overcome, regulate, and control a human nature we deem evil, for the war on human nature, no less than the war on nature, generates only more separation, more violence, more hatred. "You can kill the haters," said Martin Luther King, "but you cannot kill the hate." The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. The same applies internally. You can go to war against parts of yourself you think are bad, but even if you win, like the Bolsheviks and the Maoists, the victors become the new villains. The separation from self that the campaign of willpower entails cannot but be projected, eventually, in some form, onto the outside world.Yeah, sure, self-acceptance. . . the concept is pretty much a cliché these days. In its full expression though, the path to Reunion of self-acceptance, self-love, and self-trust is utterly radical, challenging cherished doctrines of how to be a good person. Let me state it as purely as I can: the path to salvation for us as individuals and as a society lies in being more selfish, not less.