I hope to leave the world more hopeful, and closer to the Truth than when I came into it.
Hope and Truth are both very personal.
You want us to deny personhood....... I don’t think anyone understands.
Much of the modern world has shared your dream, at one time or the other. I remember being mesmerized by the Moon mission.
We must keep the old dreams alive until we can find the new ones.
Don’t let go of an existing hope, until you find a better one.
Your nostalgia is touching, but here we are also delving a bit deeper, looking into the basis of existence.
I enjoyed our (three hour!) conversation very much, and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Don’t we need to better understand our origins, before we can agree on our destiny.
I ask you the age old question....... who are we..... from whence did we come, and whither do we go?
There are answers outside and inside. They are not in any sort agreement...... no yet. That larger Truth is what many of us contemplate.
And smelly again.......
I see you as a spelunker into the depths of the psyche. Yes, there is an abyss, but you needn’t mistake it for a void. You are Raptured by those depths. You find no one to hold onto. We, here, are trying to reach out. We would like to share, if you would let us. We will always be here for you, should you wish a little company.
You seem to relish the loneliness. Many do, but we are also social animals.
You have had encounters........ were those beings from inner or outer space?
You wish to go exploring........ what are you looking for..... besides wisdom?
Many of us believe that the human psyche holds infinite untapped resources of wisdom, of which we have barely scrapped the surface.
Are you afraid of those depths?
Maybe smelly would hold your hand, and I think he would like more company.
Most of us are looking for that wisdom. The wisdom he brings back, as many psychic spelunkers have, is to be here, now.
This may very well be our ultimate wisdom........ the absolute preciousness of our immediate presence..... to each other.
I could only hope to help us better understand and grasp this.
I think smelly needs help in this regard. It needs more than just duplication, however. I think some of us can be more helpful as an interpreters...... smelly disagrees.
I trust that smelly has not just abandoned us to our fate. He would never do anything so cruel...... we have infinite patience, and he probably has more.
I wish smelly would help us to explain to Gary about the vast riches of the inner world. I think everyone here has caught glimpses, from some of smelly’s lapses into loquaciousness.
I had lengthy conversations today with Sam and with Throop. They were both very patient with me.
Both are big on the environment and resource issues.
They are both concerned about the larger survival questions.
What I focused on was that mere survival may not be enough for us.
Do we eat to live, or live to eat?
Unlike other animals, we humans can be very greedy....... we make excellent consumers, for instance.
We look for love in all the wrong places..... too often with self gratification. We compensate for scarcity in one domain with over indulgence in another. This is how our systems are geared.
To borrow from smelly........ we buy ourselves all kinds of presents, but we know very little about about actually being present, but that is all there ever is.
Just being present necessitates that we have some grasp of the depth of being.
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