Living the Open System
What are the boundaries of my world?
What defines the outer edges of my existence?
Do I live in a closed system or an open system?
A closed system is…..closed! It is bounded by that which defines the edges: my physical body, my personality, my human intelligence, my friends and relatives, my wealth, my neighborhood, my country, my……whatever I claim that defines the life in which I live.
An open system is…..open! Boundaries melt in a sea of mystery beyond human capacity to define.
Contemporary humanity has become so smart we are stupid. Our egoic thinking believes we grasp and understand the edges of a human-centered existence. It is within this blindness we seek, in futility, to solve the dilemmas of our world.
The curriculum modules of Interior Mythos Journeys invite us to find our way back to the “open system” our ancestors grasped as they emerged from the cave, when they confronted the Mystery that was everywhere. They learned to punctuate the challenges of life with ritual in order to bear the overwhelming Mystery, not to make it go away.
The omnipresent Mystery will not ever go away, even if we pretend, in our self-importance, it is not there.
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As we solitarily and collectively claim the force of a relevant contemporary mythos, we are delivered to the possibility of life-lived-in-depth, the possibility of authentic life. This is the path beneath the surface.
The Transformative Encounter: The Practice of Contemplation
In the current age this transformative encounter, as well as the practices that deliver us to this encounter and the personal connection that flows from this encounter, is seldom the focus of our lives. Many of us wander disoriented through life, often on a self-destructive path, in a world seen, understood, and measured primarily by the external environment. We are disconnected from the Connecting Myth. We are disconnected from the interior depth to which the Connecting Myth might deliver us. Ironically, we have come to understand myth as a lie rather than a symbolic and metaphoric gateway to a deeper truth.