The Tower: These Stones will Shout

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Archetype/Tarot Card of the Week: The Tower.

Isolation in our ego’s self-created delusions of separateness, superiority, invincibility, or sheer death-defying vanity is like asking to be struck down by lightening.

“We think our isolation is one of choice, but really we are just allowing our insecurity and over-sensitivity to box us in. In our hands, even devices invented to enhance connectivity-like mobile phones and the Internet are only allowing us to insulate and isolate ourselves more than ever before. The result is a generation utterly unable to face the smallest of difficulties with mental equanimity. When conflict does occur, we either sink into depression or fly into a rage. In our isolated world, there is no one to keep our ego and our selfishness in check. We become completely self-oriented, unable to consider the feelings and views of others.”–Swami Ramakrishnanada Puri

All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land
Trying to find, trying to find where I’ve been.”-Kashmir/Led Zeppelin

“When I get what I want, then I never want it again.”–Violet/Hole.

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