Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Further to "The Hierophant"


In my last post I mentioned that part of a Hierophant experience can be the business of looking at our prejudices. Plainly speaking it sometimes is seeing our stinky stuff - in others and in ourselves.
Some of my mentors haven't always told me what I've wanted to hear.

Pema Chodron (seen left), is another of my favorite authors who makes me think and dig. I've posted a clip here before of her. These clips talk about  the value of things that wake us up. Sometimes growth is bumpy. I have an old friend that calls these experiences; "the burr under the saddle that wakes up the horse".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7qFi52FX1Q&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=312oBat6MXs&NR=1&feature=fvwp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIyt4G4s2zc&NR=1