In considering the amount of despair and suffering in the world that manifests as increased anxiety, depression and widespread addictions, Michael Meade takes up two contrary views of the human soul. The modern view of a blank slate or empty soul contributes to the growth of isolation and despair. The older sense of myth and imagination holds that each soul is unique and seeded with meaning and purpose. Meade uses an ancient story of the origin of one’s lot in life to illustrate the importance of having a felt sense of a unique soul inhabiting each person who enters the world.
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"These mini essays connecting myths to our current culture inspire me on a daily basis to choose gratitude, humility and forgiveness and sparks me to engage in creative, imaginative acts for others."
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