Questions. We ask a lot of them in our lifetimes. From, “Why is the sky blue?” to “I wonder if Mary Jane likes me,” to “How am I going to pay the mortgage this month?” We dream away our days and lie awake at night with millions of questions in our minds. But in our increasingly materialistic world, we don’t usually even broach the essential ones.
Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Resonating with God.
The essential stuff of life. What is that? We can look around us and be confused, right? It’s all so … mundane. Jeans ads that take up the entire side of a building. Companies throwing credit cards at us. Newspapers full of stories we have difficulties putting into context. We’re overwhelmed with the sheer pressure of living in our highly materialistic and competitive societies. So we don’t ask very often – we’re not encouraged to ask – the essential questions.
And then, suddenly, there’s a crisis in the family or the community, with our health or livelihood, and it all comes flooding in. Who are we? Why are we here? What is it all about, Alfie? And those are sobering questions in those wee, small hours of the morning.
Many years ago, I was walking through Gastown in Vancouver – in those days a lot rougher than today. It was close to Christmas, and a street person – a woman – was begging not for money, but for hugs. It was a strong reminder to a young student that humanity has missed the boat completely. We’re so far from the essential elements of life that we’re not even considering them much anymore. We just default to surviving, to getting by from one day to the next, and blotting out the uncomfortableness of the nagging unhappiness we feel with booze or pills or sex or TV or the line score of the Mets and the Phillies.
This strikes deeply to the core of Norberto Keppe‘s work, which he has stated is to lead the human being back to the goodness for which we were created but have rejected out of our strong psycho-socio pathology. This school of study is well developed here in Brazil, and in fact, we are training professionals (psycho-socio therapists) to treat these inverted conditions in schools, churches, community organizations, etc. Our 19th International Congress of Analytical Trilogy, July 4 – 6, 2008 will address Keppe’s science of psycho-socio pathology directly, and provide an excellent base for you if you’d like to learn to work with this essential level of human problems. Just write me for more information on that: firstname.lastname@example.org