The Dream

David Price
4 min readJan 27, 2023
Pegi Smith Art

There is no need of a way out! Don’t you see that a way out is also part of the dream. All you have to do is see the dream as a dream… The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory…Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world and stop looking for ways out. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all or none of it and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream you have done all that needs be done.

— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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As Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, in the late nineteenth century, it is not female biology that has betrayed us, but the beliefs and the stories we have about ourselves. Most of the religious stories that most on the globe grew up with at this time, did not have the female in care-ful mind. Most world religions at this point in time still specifically story the female as problematic to creation or enlightenment or whatever, or at least secondary: though some are clever enough to attempt to disguise it. The term ‘God’ still commonly invokes the ‘Face of Ultimate Reality,’ the Absolute, and the term ‘Goddess’ still overwhelmingly invokes a mere mythological entity.

-Glenys Livingstone Ph.D

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Men fear the woman’s earthiness. Her earthiness is her power,

her connection with earthy reality, and men fear it because, as

Jung realized, women are really the tougher sex. That’s why

men are afraid of the earthy side of women.

~Marie-Louise von Franz, The Way of the Dream

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Humanity finds itself in a dying world and it is refusing to give up the fearful dream that is killing it. It’s a persistent dream that is very seductive, especially to the masculine mind. Our culture has pitted itself against the creative principle, which is an intelligence that frightens the men who educate us and direct worldly affairs. We are all familiar with the resulting chaos but we are helpless to trace it back to its source. We analyze it using the logic we were told early in life to use against the mysteries and secrets of the universe.

The biggest mystery for men is how women know what they know. They don’t realize that women have access to…

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David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.