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Reply To: Symbol(on)s of Love,” with Professor Mark C.E. Peterson”

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One other thought…

When you talk about retreating back into a comfort zone…or “not going out the door,”

I also sense the challenge and call of the horizon so much a part of myths.
But that challenge could be a trickster too (trickster as teacher) pulling one out of a comfort realm…

Taking one to a place where New Perspectives exist and old ones might have to change…

Maybe the horizon is too broad…the view too big…and the mystery too prominent both exhilarating by its Call but terrifying because it can’t be categorized by the mind…

And there is safety in categorization but as many have pointed out here myths offer much more than a categorization of symbols and archetypes…they offer deeper reflection and awareness…sometimes they come both in the forms of heart Bodhisattva compassion and passion…

And the trick is to walk past the Fear or at least not allow it to swallow one whole…or to become the creature of anger…

And then to face the mystery with a calm mind and an open and adventurous heart to allow that passion and embrace of Wholeness to return.