Disclaimer: No minds were harmed in any way during the writing of this article.
One of my cafe friends is well into his 70 s. He is brilliant. He can talk about a myriad of subjects, and can do the New York Times crossword in under 30 minutes. Yet, developmentally, on an emotional level, he is still a 14 year old boy. He still blames his parents for his unhappiness. He is still angry that the other boys bullied him, and the girls rejected him.
Remember when we were little our guardians would guilt us into eating our spinach or our carrots by reminding us that there are starving children in the world? And, if we were complaining about a situation, a well-meaning friend would tell us they have it much worse off. That we should appreciate what we have.
A good word to describe the experience of being here as the human and the eternal self is extrasensual. It’s experiencing this reality as an extremely sensual being, who has access to not only the human senses but the non-physical ones.
Many of us are becoming more and more detached from the world outside our door. From the news, from other people. But it doesn’t really trouble us, because we know that it’s being replaced by something profound.