Plato’s Cave

My latest interest.

I like both of these animations. I really like how the responsibility that comes with enlightenment is described here. We should all seek knowledge and truth in our ways and when/if you find that tribe that’s willing to listen, share, and grow with you, it will still be the tribes (as a whole and as individuals) responsibility to inspire and encourage ascent to those who weren’t yet ready.

Inclusivity, Equity, Connection, and Gentle guidance with firm boundaries all support growth, enlightenment, ascent.

But what’s important here is if the individual has not yet taken the path out of the cave, he would not be able to grasp the concepts and ideas presented to him. So what does it require to truly gain knowledge in this allegory?

And to end this one post Beyonce’s Freedom

What is your take on Plato’s Cave? Or what’s your favorite part? I’m so interested

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

4 thoughts on “Plato’s Cave

  1. I loved this! I had seen the second video but not the first. My spiritual take Plato’s allegory of the cave is seeing it as the story of of enlightenment (leaving the domain of individual existence) and then the responsibility of helping others to become enlightened (returning to the domain of individual existence). I see it as realizing one’s true nature and then shining it to others. I also see the same dynamics being played out in the domain of the psychological at the level of individual, where development happens first through become aware of ourselves (finding light) and then returning to our shadows to reintegrate them into ourselves (shining light on imprisoned parts which liberates them.) I think the second phase of this journey, whether spiritual or psychological, takes way more courage and discomfort than the first because we’re back to the domain of darkness but this time knowing what it’s like to be in light.
    Thanks for the great post. Brought some perspective and spirituality to my otherwise gloomy weekend.

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    1. I look forward to your comments. What should I call you? I’m Saschia. This blog is named after my middle name a play on finding my center.

      Ohh thats interesting how you put we leave the domain of individual existence and return to it.

      I can agree life is always a returning to ourselves. I wonder if the second phase takes way more courage? I wonder if the second phase is just harder because we’ve already been there and the childlike curiosity is harder to conjure the second or fifth or tenth time around.

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      1. Hey Jane! My name is Tomaj. My blog’s name is a made-up name implying world is just an appearance.
        I can see that, becoming harder and harder to return to childlike cursorily. I’ve also struggled with summing up courage in returning to my personal shadows and liberating them. Gets easier but sometimes very hard. Today was one of those days.
        But I think for enlightened beings, courage of the return return shouldn’t be hard to find as they’re already free of most fears.

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      2. I like hearing your perspective Tomaj. I like how you said, “for enlightened beings, courage of the return return shouldn’t be hard to find as they’re already free of most fears.” So interesting.

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