I have been working with Jean Houston Page (Official) a remarkable philosopher and guide, who creates change wherever she goes. Here is a quote from her work that seems to contextualise everything that is happening right now in our small world in Australia: and our ‘sufferings’ can be seen expansively to include our political and social environments: Jean says:
“What would your life be like if from this moment forth you regarded your sufferings as refinements?…The suffering, which is inevitable, would be the vehicle for the recasting of your nature. Then pathos might becomes mythos, and instead of suffering in the school of hard knocks, you would find yourself whipped into consecrated shape, becoming a Grail instead of a crushed plastic cup.”
Jean Houston, from The Search for the Beloved.
The culture of the arts in Queensland is changing with companies disappearing and new companies emerging as the funding culture changes… and i am hoping that we are “whipped into consecrated shape” and we become the Grail, rather than the plastic cup…thanks Jean…