Warning: The Sage and Fool Unite
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth". ~JFK
We are at an inevitable convergence in history, one in which we could laugh, cry, throw in the towel, get ultra serious, pick sides, bury our head in the sand, or we could form a unification of the brilliant archetypes that dwell within us all: the sage and the fool.
When we think of the Fool, we conjure up an ignorant, perhaps childly innocent, or insanely nonplussed by the world person. The Fool seems to live simply and wholly without concern for outcome. The Sage, we often picture as the elder, wise soul who sees beneath the illusion of the world, offering insights and perceptions of the world beyond our conventional scope.
The Fool and the Sage are now living within the same archetypal house sharing comedy and wisdom living within the illusion of our times. Why now? Because now, we must embody the richness of these characters to thrive within the ever changing dimensions and the multiple realities in which we find ourselves. We are neither this nor that, and to truly be free, living without no attachment to outcome, being happy just because, living with our wildest imaginings, and doing whatever we feel resonates with the inner journey, no matter what the outside world thinks of you.
This is the embodiment of the Fool and the Sage
I like the way Rumi sees the Fool, and if you have seen the Fool in the Tarot deck, he/she is about to fall off a cliff, while so engrossed in the spirit of the moment:
Conventional knowledge is death
to our souls, and it is not really ours.
We must become ignorant
of what we've been taught,
and be, instead bewildered...
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
I have tried prudent planning long enough.
From now on, "I'll be mad."
Go ahead and be mad. The new world is made of characters that have transformed conformity, woke up to imagination and allow the chains of society to melt away.