Modern city-lines are almost always tall, erect, angular, jutting structures… ambitiously reaching toward the heavens, as if with something to prove. Or sale.
Social Media & The Marketplace
Social media gurus advise writers and marketers to have something remarkable to say. They tell us to have a big, tipping-point idea, and then give it away. And, as a result, there is more informational tower-building than ever before. Empires of information taking up every inch of vertical space in our mental lofts… ambitiously reaching for the heavens, as if with something to prove. Or sale.
Everyone Is In Sales
Yes, I know, our current economic system requires that we all sale something in order to survive. But I’m so tired of the panting, frantic, rabid way we go about it. Loud, industrial, hyper-speed clamor. Like the Tower of Babel, this ceaseless chatting is morphing into incoherent mumbo-jumbo-blarty-blah-blah. Meaning-full exchange? Who’s got time for that? We’re launching to the heavens with our campaigns, advertisements and veneers.
The Welcomed Sanity of Womb-Theory (also known as “Yin”)
YIN is characterized as:
YANG is characterized as:
Too much of either throw living systems out of whack. Currently, we have way too much yang, and not nearly enough yin in all of our social systems. And what if, in the midst of all the yang-bang-cacophony of our everyday lives, no one hears your earth-moving game-changing epiphany? Did it really make it a sound? An impactful, received sound?
No. It didn’t.
Obscurity will descend upon that sparkling brilliance, and eventually decompose it like rotted wood. Back, into earth, your sparkle will go.
So where can you find a witness? A metaphorical midwife?
Not a non-distinguishing dope, but a high-quality witness — an intelligent beholder of your beautiful thing? Attention is scarce. And erect eagerness is everywhere. Gracious reception is the rare commodity. But who’s willing to be the witness? Who’s compelled to love by beholding the visions of others? Who will give the deepest courtesy of womb-like hospitality… a safe, warm, birthing space for other folks’ babies, dreams, aspirations and hopes?
Maybe it’s my background in Spiritual Direction, or my training in Chaplaincy. It’s definitely the way my soul has been put together that I want to be with, and serve, people in this way. As a fully present witness — an appreciative and intelligent beholder of your beauty. But this offering is so subtle… so nuanced. Can it find its way out of the noisy mayhem?
If you can you hear this tree falling, please do let me know.
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