Author Michael Meade writes, “There is a poem at the heart of things and a mythic story in the heart of each of us.” But there’s a lot of hate, rage, fear, and divisiveness in the world right now. Remember that old adage that “the only constant is change”? It’s time to embrace that with open arms.
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So, in the spirit of Aquarius (Which symbolizes thinking outside the box, embracing chaos, freedom, humanitarianism, progressiveness, and social change.), I would like to share with you some thoughtful quotes from “The Genius Myth” by Michael J. Meade. These passages are a call for each of us to let go of our fear, hatred, rage, and the notion that “we are losing everything” or that “all is lost”.
Seek that story within you and start writing a poem for the whole world to see.
(Note: All emphases are mine.)
We may be closest to hearing the call when we feel most alone or in trouble, for genius hides behind the wound and one of the greatest wounds in life is to not know who we are intended to be or what we are supposed to serve in life.
Myths are oracular in the sense that each person can receive a message or an insight that relates to their life circumstances…let them speak to us, wherever and whenever we find ourselves seeking guidance, permission, or understanding.
We need the intermediaries that keep us close to the spirit of life, to the wonders of nature and to the subtleties of our own inner nature.
When we place our immediate conflicts in the territory of an archetypal story we can better see the nature of our problems…
In these dark and uncertain times, there can be great value in imagining a bit of star in each human soul.
Whether we know it or not, our lives are acts of imagination and the world is continually re-imagined through us.
Something ancient in us bends us toward the origins of the whole thing. We either drown in the splits and confusions of our lives, or we surrender to something greater than ourselves.
Hearing a story awakens the mythic story living in each of us.
When we are connected — to our own purpose, to the community around us, and to our spiritual wisdom — we are able to live and act with authentic effectiveness.
The point in this life is not simply to “become somebody,” but to become who we were each intended to be when we first entered this world.
To become oneself by contributing one’s native gifts and talents to this troubled world: that is the job to keep applying for and a work worth spending an entire life doing.
More quotes from “The Genius Myth” at GoodReads.