In this episode, Michael Meade suggests that “when the walls are closing in,” what is typically missing is a connection to things that are authentic and creative, life-enhancing instead of self-limiting. An old wisdom tale turns the common world upside down, so that those who wield power to the detriment of the common folk are revealed to be inauthentic and fraudulent.
When those who are in power refuse to be authentic they wind up trapped in their own vanity and self-delusions. Instead of enhancing life for others, they wind up building walls that imprison themselves as well as everyone else. When the walls are closing in, there is usually a failure of the courage and imagination needed to find genuine solutions that diminish the fear and suffering that can so easily engulf the world.
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