“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer.” D.H. Lawrence
What is your soul like? Is it as D.H. describes? Is it soft, kind, excitable and a bringer of life and love?
Many of us (Americans) as we go thru life become very cynical and skeptical. We tend to view things very suspiciously, with a sense of paranoia. We become paralyzed to the good in life. We become petrified; just as living tissue becomes rock. The essence of ourselves, our soul becomes exactly as D.H. Lawrence describes.
Our souls become this way out of fear. Fear of being hurt, fear of trust, fear of love and being loved.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert in his book Dune created that “litany against fear.” As we proceed thru 2010 we all must destroy the fears we have. Only by destroying our fears will we truly begin to unite with the spiritual principles that are embodied and locked away in each of us. We will become the living definition provided by the dictionary.
Our souls are inherently what we are. Our souls hold the destination of what we are to become. Our souls should be soft, inclusive, and full of life-the exact opposite of what D.H. Lawrence describes. Our souls need to be a source of life and love not a killer or a source of destruction. Only by changing the nature of our souls can we change ourselves and by extension our country and the world.
Destroy the FEAR!!!