This quote, by one of my greatest mentors, Michael Meade, refers to the cynicism and nihilism that grows in times of great upheaval. In his most recent book, Awakening the Soul, Meade writes about the global rite of passage in which we find ourselves. By paralleling similar time periods in history and culling wisdom from our collective stories and myths, he also lays out the challenging but necessary path forward.
I’m planning to see Meade in Santa Monica in early April. He holds lectures and workshops regularly. I participated in one of his retreats in Seattle last year and it was life-changing. Highly recommend.
Detail of The Monk by the Sea by Caspar David Friedrich, 1810