To the extent that culture is a good thing, counterculture is a better thing. We are all born into a culture, a rationalized defensiveness. Shortly thereafter, we stop seeing the world as it is and start seeing it through a kaleidoscope of religion, tradition and politics. This distortion of reality causes us to flail around blindly while doing so with one hundred percent conviction.
At the heart of A Course in Miracles, we find this: “Nothing real can be threatened.” There’s no wiggle room here. Is the Divine in me nervous, fidgety, afraid? Is the truth defensive?