This Week’s Topic – Allegory of a Cave, Woman
Welcome to part 2 of getting selfish.
Plato’s Allegory of a Cave. It’s the original Socratic dialogue that inspired so many great works, ideas and solutions that we are familiar with in our culture. At it’s core, it challenges our interpretation of reality, just like The Matrix does today.
The choice is yours. Do you want to take the blue pill or the red pill?
And now that you have chosen your reality, what are you going to do with all that great energy? Are you going to keep it for yourself, or are you going to lead all the kings horses and all the kings men to water?
See…. it’s everywhere. It’s allegory, Baby. It’s older than we are, and it is certainly older than the fears and frustrations we see in our current reality. What’s next is how we are going to use this well-travelled story in literature to be more selfish.
Remember, we’re talking about the sciency definition of selfish, where we want to replicate the strong and positive features of an energy – in this case, you! Take a moment to look back at your notes from last week. What you-energies did you want to make more room for in your life? Which energies do you want to replicate?
Take a moment to pause with this list, and feel them. Feel how good it is to be those energies. Feel how good it is to be exactly you.
Now we’re going to get selfish – both kinds. We’re going to be totally self-oriented and self-serving, because we’re not going to share that energy with any one else. We’re also going to be more of those energies, specifically for ourselves.
This challenges the allegory of a cave, woman, because in that story, we are also tasked with going back into the cave to “free” others into a better reality.
Sound familiar? Yes it does.
This week Ladies, pause in your own reality. Be selfish.
Are you in service of others, by just leaving the cave and enjoying your own reality?
Borrow my yes.