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.
Thrusters love the chase, the seduction, the culminating consummation. What happens after that represents their best opportunity for self-knowing.
Chaos and cosmos are dance partners. In the West, we refer to the law of opposites. In the East, the Sanskrit word samsara, is employed. The role of chaos is to trigger germination, an irruptive movement involving the utter destruction of an innocent casing.