Who Cares?

David Price
3 min readJun 10, 2022
Adi Wira Putera

It is incredible how deaf, dumb, and blind we are to nonphysical pain. If you break a leg, have cancer, the flu, or some other disease, people sympathize and want to help you….But if you are paralyzed with despair, scared to get out of bed, can’t see a reason for living, have lost hope, or are just sinking into a swamp of bitterness and misery, it almost seems like no one can help you — or in fact really wants to try to help you.

— from Students Under Siege by Bud Harris, PhD


Yet Goddess is a name that must be spoken if female power is to be acknowledged as legitimate. Goddesses also celebrate the female body, remind of us our connection to nature, and encourage us to celebrate the bonds we share as women.”

~ Carol P. Christ, “Laughter of Aphrodite: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess”


The attainment of enlightenment from ego’s point of view is extreme death, the death of self, the death of me and mine, the death of the watcher. It is the ultimate and final disappointment. Treading the spiritual path is painful. It is a constant unmasking, peeling off of layer after layer of masks. It involves insult after insult.”
Chögyam Trungpa, The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation


Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”

― Andrew Boyd

We can’t care about the suffering world we see everywhere if we’re disconnected from ourselves. Hearts turned to stone are deaf and dumb. Living in a society where that is the norm means you’re expected to toughen up and “stop being so sensitive.” Our long history of suppression of sensitivity meant suppression of the feminine principle. Our male god is actual but goddesses are “myth.”

We Americans live in a culture where weapons of war are put into the hands of boys who are severed from themselves so radically they want to kill small children. And…

David Price

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