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Expansion or Negation of Self?
Martin LeFevre: By invitation in the last few days, I attended a zoom reading and discussion of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself." Considered his masterpiece, the poem fuses the 'divine I' with the egocentric I in an originally and quintessentially American attempt to have things both ways. ... However as the readings proceeded, I found myself sinking with dismay. I wondered, what would Whitman say about the parlous condition of the America today, when the spiritual health of the nation is lower than it was even before the Civil War? ... We don't have to imagine the pain of the world; we are required, as human beings, to feel it, since we are inextricable from the causes and effects of the world's suffering...
Jun 2, 2022, 10:02am

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I Have Never Felt So Ashamed of America
Martin LeFevre: America is caught in a perpetual perfect storm of cultural collapse, rampant mental illness, unbridled darkness and evil, and roiled on a bloody sea of 400 million guns. ... All of that is background. The foreground, and the reason nothing changes, is that "we the people" are dead. ... These are not "incomprehensible" crimes, as politicians and pundits repeat ad nauseum with each nauseating slaughter, but all too understandable in a culture like this. Understanding such evil however, requires facing the non-individualistic sources of such acts. ... It is said that the killer acted alone. He did not. He had millions of complicit accomplices...
May 25, 2022, 5:40pm

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Response To an Optimist’s Worldview
Martin LeFevre: Lynne is a life coach for business executives... If you are curious, there are countless resources that demonstrate the work being done from the ongoing breakthrough in human consciousness about business and social change. ... Martin ... We seem to be living on different planets. Obviously the universal human tendency to see what we want to see rather than see things as they are increases when the profit motive is involved. ... The planet is now in much more peril, and human consciousness much darker...
May 23, 2022, 1:41pm

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The Locus of Evil Is Not a Person or a Nation
Martin LeFevre: The problem of evil is a very hard philosophical nut, one that no philosopher, East or West, has cracked. Illuminating the nature and operation of evil has now become a matter of inward survival, and even the physical survival of humanity. ... It's no longer possible to avoid collective darkness and evil. The accretion of darkness in human consciousness is destroying the human spirit. ... Evil is not a cosmic phenomenon but a man-made reality. ... For our part, Americans either individualize evil or project it onto an enemy. That's allowed collective darkness to grow in us as a people...
May 16, 2022, 9:45am

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The Dialogue Buffet at the Death Café
Martin LeFevre: Recently a friend invited me to participate in a “Death Café” dialogue on zoom. ... in my view, “the official objective of a death café is to help people make the most of their finite lives.” ... I also found, as the literature states, that participating in a conversation that confronts our mortality “revives and an awareness of and appreciation for shared humanity.” ... In short, confronting our individual deaths is a totally different thing than confronting our collective destructiveness as a species. We have to do both...
May 7, 2022, 9:48am

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Pouring the Foundation Before the Collapse
Martin LeFevre: Many people feel that the old world order has to completely collapse before man will change course. While that may be so, few realize that the foundation for a true order has to be poured before the collapse occurs, or nothing will essentially change and things will be even worse in the aftermath. ... The collapse of an old order doesn't have to be violent, but it is always deeply disruptive. ... The word 'foundation' is interesting. It comes from the Latin, fondere -- to pour, to melt. A true foundation for a global order has to be continuously poured, so it won't harden and become brittle, but remain liquid in each generation...
Apr 27, 2022, 10:00am

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Not Think Tanks, But Insight Founts
Martin LeFevre: According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the term think tank was first used in military jargon during World War II to describe a safe place where plans and strategies could be discussed." Given that we may be on the cusp of World War III, it's high time for a new concept, the insight fount. ... Insight founts, by contrast, are based on the Socratic principle that when one clearly sees things as they are, and has insight into them, one's actions flow seamlessly from that perception, and one has no choice but to do the correct and fitting thing. ... By its very nature, insight is a wordless flash or state of understanding that's new, arising from questioning, listening and observing in the present moment...
Apr 18, 2022, 10:03am

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The Mystic's Jesus
Martin LeFevre: To my mind, a mystic is simply a person who denies dogmas, creeds, rituals and beliefs, and has a direct experiencing of the sacred. Obviously that means the Christian's Jesus Christ is very different than the mystic's Jesus of Nazareth. ... Jesus mission was to bring about a radical change in the human heart. ... His mission failed because the people of his time refused, as the vast majority of people still do today, to be self-knowing and continuously learn about themselves...
Apr 15, 2022, 11:20am

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Is Universality a Western Idea?
Martin LeFevre: Most people acknowledge that human beings are essentially the same wherever they live on earth. Yet there's also a strong belief that ethnic and cultural differences are primary, and that universality is a Western construct. ... It cannot be both - people are either essentially the same, and cultural differences are secondary; or cultural differences are primary, and people are different in dissimilar places. ... But the question remains: Is there such a thing as universality? Yes. It is not only possible, but it has become urgently necessary for a sufficient minority of people to emotionally perceive humankind as a whole...
Apr 12, 2022, 10:57am

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'Higher Thought': Threshold and Impediment To Intelligence
Martin LeFevre: ... why does the division and fragmentation of symbolic thought so dominate the brain and planet, to the point of bringing about the Sixth Extinction, and with it, perhaps our own? ... Apparently, conscious, symbolic thought is such a powerful adaptation that the creature in whom it evolves strongly tends to view life and the universe in terms of it. Which is to say, in terms of separation, symbol and memory. That's an existential mistake of the highest order, and lies at the root of human destructiveness. ... I'm also sure that the transition and transmutation from creatures of thought (that is, psychological separation and memory), to human beings of insight and understanding, requires our conscious awareness and diligent spadework...
Apr 3, 2022, 10:17am

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When the Filters of Familiarity Fall Away
Martin LeFevre: Even the most beautiful places on earth can become familiar and old. The human brain stores experience as memory, which can prevent truly seeing and experiencing the beauty of even a new place. ... If we're not careful as we age, the windows of perception become totally caked with experience and memory. ... Meditation is the cleansing of the windows of perception, and the spontaneous elimination of the filters of familiarity in undirected attention to what is, within and without. ... As silence and awareness deepen, a state of insight ensues, in which even the duality between outer and inner falls away...
Mar 26, 2022, 10:16am

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What Is Your View of Human Nature?
Martin LeFevre: Cynicism about human nature, even when dressed up in salvation creeds, lies at the root of the, Christian worldview, whether Roman Catholic/Protestant or Eastern Orthodox. ... Indeed, the idea that man is inherently a sinful, depraved creature is foundational to religions' rationalizations for war. ... Continuing to place uncontrollable pathology of war in either nationalistic or religious contexts reinforces the sources of man's depravity and perpetuates its manifestations. ... People have to begin, for the first time in human history, to care about humanity as a whole...
Mar 22, 2022, 11:03am

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Defeating Evil Without Violence
Martin LeFevre: Here are some real existential questions: Will humankind survive, not just physically, but psychologically and spiritually? ... Are tribalism, and its modern expression nationalism (accompanied by absurd conceptions of 'sovereignty' and patriotism), immutable characteristics of human nature? ... Or can humanity finally change course now that the fiction that people and civilization are 'evolving' has been demolished with the cities of Ukraine? ... However even these questions, which are urgent and fundamental, don't delve deeply enough into the crisis of consciousness that human beings are facing. ... Systematically trying to meet evil with violence perpetuates both evil and violence...
Mar 13, 2022, 12:16pm

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Inward Preparation, Not Outward Prevention
Martin LeFevre: The war train is on a runaway track. This war will spread violence and destruction far beyond Ukraine, and nothing can stop it now. ... If we are radically changing within ourselves however, a small minority of people, inseparable from humanity, can change the basic course of humankind in the wake of the war. ... Transmutation in the individual, giving rise to a revolution in human consciousness per se, and manifesting in new socio-political structures, can and must go hand-in-hand for the first time in human history. ... We must think in terms of preparation now, not prevention. If enough of us are ready, in the wake of the imminent world war, we can change the basic course of humanity...
Feb 28, 2022, 11:48am

Meditations
A Recipe For World War
Martin LeFevre: In a rumbling echo of the Cold War, Ukraine is a proxy between two fading former superpowers. ... For the United States to stand on the collapsed scaffolding of its bygone moral authority is shameful and treacherous. ... The fact is neither America, which retains the largest economy in the world, nor Russia, which has an economy the size of Italy's, matter with respect to the future of humanity. ... More importantly, in our global society, humankind has reached the end of tribalism/nationalism, and the old conceptions of the supremacy of separate nation-states...
Feb 19, 2022, 10:13am


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