Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

What hope is there for individual reality or authenticity, when the forces of violence and orthodoxy, the earthly powers of guns and bombs and manipulated public opinion make it impossible for us to be authentic and fulfilled human beings? The only hope is in the creation of alternative values, alternative realities. The only hope is in daring to re dream one's place in the world -- a beautiful act of imagination, and a sustained act of self becoming. Which is to say that in some way or another we breach and confound the accepted frontiers of things.
Ben Okri

2 comments:

Barbara R. said...

Your quote is much like the poem I shared this morning, of looking at things differently and where that might take us...thanks!

Tabor said...

Authenticity. Much easier to find years ago when there were not so many distractions and the world was not so much with us...but also there were power structures at that time that made it hard for women to be authentic.