From cradle to grave
it is wisdom that we crave
Learned does not make wise
You cannot see with another’s eyes
nor be taken by another’s surprise
Nor break their bonds or bind their ties
Though journey now and you may become wise:
Ekin Sadida – From ‘Of’
Ekin teaches us that Science theology and philosophy need to combine, to tear a greater hole through which we may spy the cosmic all; a rent more than the tiny pin prick any have so far made from within this domain.
And so the challenge for humanity seemingly is to expand upon the limitations biology and psychology, philosophy and physiology place upon us, move beyond a need to ‘prove’ rightness, and instead to re find faith in the predicate that cumulatively we are greater.
It is the squabbling that holds us back, as it always has.
Humankind does not have a grand narrative, and Ekin Sadida suggests this is patently true despite apostles of science, religion, philosophy and even practical living contending that theirs is that grand narrative.
Indeed if any narrative were that grand then a world of right thinking people in the face of so much suffering would have gotton aboard long since, and the terrible travails that assail all generations would be now a thing of distant memory
'IN the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray.
Gone from the path direct: and e'en to tell it were no easy task, how savage wild that forest, how robust and rough its growth' - Dante
How one may wonder may any thinking man or woman contend that we who are so wilfully ignorant sat idly in the well of comfort given a few among us briefly, whilst the storm rages round us, who in that sloth should come to argue the rightness of their posture, rather than stand and manfully build some defence against the coming predation. And this though every fibre, indeed every tale of those that went before, ended only with the extinguishing of the one, and then inevitably of the all
The terror of our fallibility, and of Dante’s dark woodland at the gates to Hell, will not be ameliorated by electric bright nuclear light any more than guttering candle, by suicide pact any more than earnest entreaty, by learning to embrace this moment any more than by dreaming of utopian futures past.
Ekin Sadida has but one prescription for humanity, and it is seemingly the hardest curative of all.............Win-win is the only medicine to move past the pit of our own digging.
Psychologists advise that the way past a person’s fear is by voluntarily facing it, by incrementally toughening that man (or womans) hide and embracing that which tyrannises the soul
Ekin Sadida suggests that every tub thumping spokesperson for their own right path must first address their own greatest fear.
That in the final analysis they are not right, however great the zeal that shines that rightness forth, and so allow that he or she who stands with an opposing view point has the rightness in equal measure
For in that defeat, that consideration of the unreliable, in the unrealisable, the unpalatable, and of all things the most uncomfortable, there in the heart of that thorny bush lies the jewel we spy from behind the curtain
Plato suggested that the six tyrants that lead a human to the unjust path are - anger, fear, jealousy, desire, pleasure and pain. In the same Mediterranean basin a few centuries later Dante Alighieri surmised that after descending to the greatest depths of Hell and wrestling with the Devil it was betrayal that sat at the root
In a person’s vain pursuit of their rightness perhaps lies our greatest betrayal?
Ekin Sadida reminds each apostle to their rightness that is the question to actually wrestle with in pursuit of the truly holy