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In the hammock of not knowing

Liminality is the state of not knowing how or if a situation will resolve itself. It’s a rite of passage. If wise elders have not prepared us for this rebirth experience and taught us the necessity of relaxing into it, we will almost certainly resist it. Once a pattern of resistance has become established, our embryonic potential for love is lost. We become weirdly animated fossils, waiting for a death that has already happened.

The quiet men

A man’s personality is his defence system against fear and uncertainty. This mind-based facade lasts as long as the body does. Some men die before they die; they drop the pseudo-self before leaving the body. We call these nobodies enlightened.