Anthony de Mello 525 words, 25K views, 10 comments
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On Jul 14, 2018david doane wrote :
I don't agree with the aulthor that people don't want to be cured. People do want to be cured. Cure feels good. And being cured is passive, and people do want to passively be cured and feel good. What people don't want is to change, and cure requires change. Cure can be painful, but not necessarily; temporary relief can be pain free, but not necessarily. I've done some curing in speaking my truth, which has been change for me. Relief would have been to keep my truth to myself, which I found out was not a relief at all. Many times we want relief and cure without change. In our culture, we often seek relief and cure through drugs, legal and illegal ones. Drug use is usually an example of seeking relief and cure through an alternative to change. Alternatives to change at best provide relief, not cure, and the relief is typically temporary and often make matters worse. Learning such lessons helps me prefer change that cures to alternatives to change that at best provide temporary relief.
On Jul 21, 2018Amy wrote :
On Jul 23, 2018Leon wrote :
I see it differently my friend. The author's point as I see it is taht when there is a cure, there is no longer an opportunity for people to have a complaint. While he was citing earlier in that essay the concept of "all is well," that is essentially lost when we get into the details of the problems, the challenges, the drugs and such. Where is the consideration of "all being well?" How do we reconcile that regardless of the things that happen (rain), all is well despite the fact that rain brings thorns as well as roses.
I see his point being all is well. Our human selves add unsavory meaning and flavors to it all. Rain is neither good or bad, it is simply rain. We give it a monsterous meaning when there is too much rain and houses float away. When we wake up to the reality that all is well, we can be comforted by that awareness in that awakeness.