We may disagree on many things, but I want to believe we would agree on two points. First,Applebee is many things, but fancy is not one of them. Second, virtues serve the greatest good.
Fantasies offer an insight into who we are. No more looking at inkblots to discover what makes us tick. When I took the Rorschach online, the ten images all looked like a uterus or a woman's profile with pursed lips. I'm not interested to learn what it means.
Good questions arise out of silence. Granddaughter Edith (11 years-old) walked briskly next to me without talking—highly unusual. While visiting, when not talking, she’s playing the piano (aka my piano keyboard) and singing Kacey Muskgraves’ songs, Biscuits, for one:
Have you ever wondered why you are continually dealing with painful emotions you want no part of? Out of the blue, worrisome thoughts arise from who knows where. The term “pain-body” comes from the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, and describes this frequent and unwanted condition.
A more subtle trend is also brewing, an inner quest, a spiritual expansion. Instead of building rockets to reach Venus or Mercury, we feel a calling to journey to the core of our being, call it our essence or unconditioned Consciousness. In ancient teachings, it was referred to as the Christ within or Buddha-nature.