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

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 27, 2011
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‎Ecology movements,
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 | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Quote of the Day: James Hillman, R.I.P.”

  1. […] Or, put more constructively: let’s remember that whether vegan or liberal or conservative or equal rights activist or environmentalist or Buddhist or what&#8… […]

  2. No more American boots on the ground in the Middle East.
    Six American soldiers killed and two wounded in Afghanistan, December 20, 2015. Why?

    I again ask the media and others to not let the continuing killings of American soldiers to go unnoticed and not to act as if the soldier’s life deserve less attention then the killings in France or San Bernardino, CA. But please do not over react and use the deaths as a motivation to send more soldiers to the Middle East to die for what? Protecting Oil and America’s military airports.
    Let us not forget US Army commanders conspired to cover up Pat Tillman’s death and attempted to use Tillman as a propaganda tool. Tillman’s mother fought to bring the cover-up to the attention of the media and together they forced the military to admit their cover-up attempt and show again the sickening aspects of America’s leaders. A war brought about by political lies in order to support America’s war machine.
    Google, Pat Tillman and conspired attempt to use Tillman’s death as a propaganda tool
    Google, America’s war machine

    Now the Republican talk is AGAIN about the need for more boots on the ground because
    a few are killed in San Bernardino, CA. Sure it’s bad and so are the many
    others, no longer even shocking, gang murders of Americans in San Bernardino
    every month. I lived there.

    Let us not get pulled into another ground war just because America’s war
    machine is at work again in the United Nations. Remember the Weapons of
    Mass Destruction never happened and over 5,000 of Americas finest are now
    dead because of deliberate lies by our then U.N. representative Colin
    Powell. Lie after Lie.
    Google, U.N. representative Colin Powell. Lie after Lie.
    Carl G. Mueller, Vietnam 1968, http://www.view911.blogspot.com