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This episode of Living Myth focuses upon the idea that a genuine tension of opposites can produce something imaginative, vital and unifying. “Meaningful transformation is the secret aim of the tension inside life,” Michael Meade states while considering the current political impasse that pits “the dreamers” against “the wall.” Surprisingly, he argues that the solution cannot be found in simple negotiation or compromise, and certainly not in the art of the deal.  Rather, imagination, as the “hidden third,” is the key to meaningful change and creative progress.

At critical moments in the lives of individuals and in societies, the basic elements and energies of existence do polarize. When life becomes stuck, and we feel crucified on the cross of oppositions, what is being called for is not simple change but genuine transformation.
 

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