And while we cannot now avoid seeing our behaviors as driving the current mass death event, it seems very few readers or writers experience any desire to face death with emotional honesty.
All the talk one can read in public is still about who is to blame.
And, amazingly, that culprit always turns out to be someone else!
It seems modern people have lost the humane arts of grief, humility, and remorse.
It seems modern humans have abandoned the difficult practice of Self-Knowledge.
It seems modern humans have abandoned the difficult practice of Loving, Of “conscious labor and intentional suffering”, as Georges Gurdjieff put it.
Note to those who are new to facing death: blaming everyone or anyone else will not assist in crossing that ferocious gate.
Blaming everyone else will not make the denied guilt and shame—the guilt and shame associated with putting down one’s uniquely human power and responsibility for this world—disappear. It will not clear one’s debts with the Mother of Life…
Sooner or later, everyone will face death’s stern, unequivocal accounting.
Why not start now? The “news” says there is really no other issue, now…