Quote: Plato & Joseph Dillard

Quote: Plato & Joseph Dillard

May 24

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“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth (Socrates) is called at once a lunatic and fool.”

— Plato (429-347 BC)

“Plato probably didn’t realize that the perennial problem he was describing is a macrocosmic out-picturing of an interior reality with which all men, if they wake up enough, must wrestle. As children we are brainwashed by the cultural assumptions of our family and society. This is inevitable, because culture has no choice but to pass what it has learned, true or not, helpful or not, down to us in the particular distorted forms that it assumes at that place and time. The one part of us that dares to tell the truth – our inner compass, as represented by our night time dreams, is called a lunatic and fool. Why? Because it is a direct threat to the agenda of the prevailing culture. This will not change until the agenda of the prevailing culture reflect the priorities of each man’s inner compass. For that to happen, children in families everywhere must be taught from the cradle to find, listen to, and follow their inner compass.”

— Joseph Dillard, creator of Integral Deep Listening

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