Dreams, said Carl Jung, are the voice of nature within us. Hermann Hesse predicted that when enough individuals begin to listen to nature’s voice and pay heed to their own dreams — including their visions, intuitions, and instinctive promptings — the greatest revolution in all history will unfold. This is not an ending, but rather a beginning.
By following their dreams and allowing the natural faces of their true inner selves to shatter their carefully contrived, artfully constructed, culturally sanctioned masks, they are removing the underpinnings — one pin at a time, of course — of a dysfunctional system that thrives on fear, guilt, deception, manipulation, exploitation, boredom, negativity, thoughtlessness, literalism, dogmatism, and the overall constriction of consciousness.
Any chink made in the armor is a major victory, heralding the day when the light will shine through all of the disparaging mythic memorabilia that keeps us mentally preoccupied and satisfied captives in what Plato called the darkness of the cave of ignorance. When each of us chooses to embrace our true self and follow our own star, the real revolution will commence.
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The Real Revolution: Follow Your Dreams
Written by Joseph M. Felser.
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