The truth or center is inside not out there. The quest for the center of the world is our quest for finding our seat, our moveable spot that cannot be destroyed or erased. This is the Bodhi Tree, the cosmos tree under which the Buddha sat. It is everywhere mythologically, even in our action hero movies. Our mythic or movie action hero is a person who has found their center and the whole world conspires to help them complete their mission. Mission Impossible. The hero complete the mission of saving the day or the world because he/she has found that center in themselves, not in something external, a religion. Now Christian movies are about the hero who finds their center in God. But our Action Hero movies are about the unique individual who does not surrender his center to god or any other external order. He has no Boss.
This mythology of the Center, of being in the zone, is ubiquitous in our society because we have lost our center. We are all Walter Middy. We joust here on Facebook like knights in Opinion Armor. Sometime the jousts will go for days when the knights are equal in strength and skill.
Everywhere there is jousting for center; in relationship, in marriage, at work, with teen-agers. The only time there is no jousting for center is when we are alone at. home or in nature. Nature doesn’t joust with you, unless you meet a bear. But the jousting is wearing us out because we never win. We are looking for true center in the wrong places, from the view point of duality. We see the world in the frame of competition for the One center, to be the Winner. This means that in order for you to be top dog, the other has to be the under dog. This is the duality of time because there is no end to the jousting. It’s the play of the. universe. The Hindu says God’s Play.
The rise of wisdom comes when we see the play of it, the game of it, when see we just playing in the park on a cosmic teeter totter. From the view of the park bench we can see the game of it. If we decide to get on the teeter totter, we know life is a game. The teeter totter is not a serious competition for you soul, for your identity. But religion as practiced today makes it so. Competition in our capitalistic society has become a religion. where winning is everything. Just as Tump.
The mythic mind sees action heroes in stories, in movies, in the Bible. Role models for being in the world without conflict, being in the world a captain of your domain. These action heroes speak to us through symbolic language. We try to get like them, to become like them, to imitate them like children playing cowboys. But this misses the mark. You ARE the action hero. You Are the creative being. You ARE master of the world, but we believe not. Either we must clone a hero, surrender to our chosen hero, or just get angry because something or someone (a deep state) took our hero away. Both obedience and rebellion miss the mark.
Both seek relationship or dependent upon an external hero, or enemy who took our hero away. an enemy with super powers, I might ad. Obama and Hillary have to be gods in order to have the power attributed to them. And so Trump comes along as a mythic hero who will do battle with these evil gods who have taken our heroic nature away. In the Hindu epic, the Ramanana, Rama, and avatar, kills Ravana (the Deep State) because he stole Rama’s wife Sita, the goddess energy of the cosmos. Rama restored Center by uniting male and female energies as One. The point is that in Hindu mythology, the gods are mythic, in our society, the gods are with flesh and blood who are working out mythic themes in history, but we can’t see that. Carl Jung could see it. Joseph Campbell could see it. James Joyce could see it. You can see it too.
For those who love Trump he is Rama come to battle with Ravana. To the Democrats Trump is Ravana and a new challenger must be called up, a new Rama to destroy the rampant Ego of Ravana who stole the power of the Goddess to place himself on the throne as center of the world.