Do I want to strangle myself…but slowly? Parsimony provides the perfect garrote.
Fear plays this little trick—it dresses itself up to look like what it isn’t. Parsimony. Protection. Prudence. Planning. Precaution.
Worry—that’s not fear, is it? Just looking at things from every possible angle, right?
If we could see worry for what it is, we would never worry again.
The purple robe and the jewelled ring signify masculinity. Masculinity is the awareness of oneself as a surplus. Awareness is consciousness. The conscious male is expansive. Life flows out from him. The unconscious male is parsimonious. He has his taps turned off.