There is a sweet spot between the patterned polarities of optimism and pessimism: acceptance. Allowing what is to be. This is a rich and loamy soil. Eros inhabits it. Green erupts from it.
Replacing negative thinking with positive thinking is like seeking relief from the South Pole by travelling to the North Pole. Less thinking is the better bet. How much less? Oh, say 80 percent.
The good news is bad news first. That’s why, when misfortune comes, we must open our door to the black-robed stranger, motion him in and welcome him to a place by the fire.
What is the takeaway from this rising plethora of superhero movies? At the least, a couple of things. (1) Heroes need villains. (2) We’re increasingly estranged from what Zen calls ordinary mind and everyday life.
What is going to happen is already happening. Is it night? Day approaches.