Quote of the Day: James Hillman, R.I.P.

Via on Oct 27, 2011

‎Ecology movements,
futurism,
feminism, urbanism, protest and disarmament,
personal individuation
cannot alone save the world
from the catastrophe inherent
in our very idea of
the world.

With thanks for the quote to the ever-charming and caring Anita Burke.

They require a cosmological vision that saves the phenomenon world itself,
a move in soul that goes beyond measures of expediency
to the archetypal source of our world’s continuing peril:

the fateful neglect, the repression, of the
                                                          anima mundi.

~ James Hillman

The above quote is heartening. It’s good news. It’s important. It’s a relief: it means that we all, whatever our calling, our passion, our interest, our certainty—politics, veganism, Tea Party, Occupy…we’re only halfway there. We’ll reach the promised land—an enlightened society where everyone and everything are treated fairly and with consideration, the Golden Rule—only when we realize the aggression inherent in our certainty, and remember to smile, and cry, and stand tall and open up and…relax…and just be.

More good news: “just being” takes practice. And that’s all it takes.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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