A simple seeker was meditating on the card she had pulled
randomly from her tarot deck – a lone figure with a lantern.
Do you know what lived experience The Hermit expresses?
I seem to relate to it.
In what way?
As a solitary seeker.
How can you consider yourself to be solitary while I’m
part of your life?.
It’s possible to be alone in a crowd.
We’re not a crowd.
What difference does it make?
Aloneness in thought.
What about aloneness in emotion?
What about it?
If you can feel alone in thought …
You slipped “feel” in.
Yes, to prove a point.
That thoughts aren’t isolated from emotions?
Yes. They each are one of two sides of the same reality.
The reality of …?
Our state of mind.
I sense “ego” coming into the picture.
Yes. Ego is the central mover and pusher of our thoughts,
emotions, and actions. We can’t do or even feel without
our individual life force – ego.
There may be thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands
who don’t seem to be aware of this reality.
“This” suggests that you’re aware.
Yes, but I have no power of persuasion to inspire others
to shake off the illusion of ego as being something they
can function without, and still be able to live in the
physical world as an individual, beyond the control of some
guru, more aware than they are.
Yes. They’d be as slaves.
Perhaps they are, now.