Like Scott Peck wrote in “The Road Less Traveled” – “In Love” is just a feeling (giddy feeling, butterflies in the stomach, etc.) – but “True Love” is about the “extending of one’s ego boundaries to include another, and about the spiritual nurturing of another, in short, love is effort.” My wife and I are in our 40s. My wife told me, after 16 years together and 7 years of marriage, that she loves me but is just not in love anymore. She does not want to try counseling. She is basically just giving up. I am overall a good person /...
I’m only 12 but I wanted to get some help. I know i’m not mentaly challanged. Ive been seeiing these peopl well spirits. Other kids dont seem to notice it. They come to me and try to talk to me. I cant explain it. My parents dont even know. Ive been dealing with it sence i was 6.
Scarecrow was socrates, because he had no brain but wound up being very wise it reminds me of socrates quote “I am only wise because I know nothing” then if the scarecrow represents socrates who do the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion supposed to represent the tin man might be Descartes
Please no circular logic such as “We are awakened to the inner state of Buddhahood” or “We are awakened to the fact that we are enlightened”. WHAT IS ‘enlightenment’. No Zen quotes either. Just your plain English perspective.