A key attribute of being human is the realization that you will one day die.
A key function of any religion/mythology is to help us deal with this awareness of death.
I believe we on this planet sense that we’re on a wild ride right now—a ride that’s going to get even wilder in the not-so-distant future.
Though I think we’ll survive this ride…
…it’ll probably feel like death.
It’ll feel like death because it will be a death—death to an old way of being, an old way of doing.
That’s why I believe we’ll develop a new mythology—a mythology to help us deal with this death.
We’ll deal with this death—we’ll become aware of this death, we’ll see why it’s necessary…
…because, ironically enough, if we resist it too much, we’re doomed.
© 2011, Michael R. Patton