March 14th ransoming souls log. 12 steps to a compassionate life, Karen Armstrong. Cerebral rich but blind of soul.
Listening to Karen Armstrong 12 steps to a compassionate life.
So glad to be listening to it. Of course it builds upon, is her lessons learned, from a lifetime of study of the sages of the last 12000 years. Brilliant work of the neo cortex, cerebral cortex, tremendous contribution to us. Limbically blind but cerrebrally huge contributions.
Quite possibly with cew reservations I could point the one in a million souls dying to be free of head and flesh domination, to this book with positive effect. It will probably be weeks before I'm sure of this but that's the way it seems so far.
She makes the mistake of the others, and maybe of most or all of the sages themselves, to think that the motive force, the reason for doing, is to prevent humanity from extinguisher itself, and to reduce suffering. But this is not so, because 12000 years proves that Humanity, the human being cannot organize around this. The nervous system simply can't do it. The nervous system cannot escape seeking the most possible gratification with every breath.
And yet the sages just don't see is what they live. Joy. For joy serve those poor souls, in solidarity. Not to save humanity. Not to save creation. Simply and purely for joy. And the result this way of Saving creation and Humanity or at least the rare individual from psychological suffering can happen. No other way can it happen.