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Do we need the sacred?
June 30, 2014
Hello,

This is a rhetorical question because my answer is yes obviously – even though so many of us live in a world that seems to have left sacredness behind - swallowed up by our affluence, technology and trust in the rational and the scientific.

But as I have written last week, we still need to get our essential emotional needs met and we will respond to any lack emotionally and automatically. And not very scientifically and rationally either.

Elevation and Awe is how Jonathan Haidt describes the instinct (if that is the right word) that is part of all of who we are. So we must be aware of this and even if we cannot all cultivate it as part of our daily lives, at least we must be open to it – for it will remind us of our connection to something more that the rational and explicable.

best wishes
Andrew


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