We are not free of darker feelings and views just because we espouse a spiritual view or lifestyle.
The spiritual insights of the Norse religion can be summarized as a collection of intuitive metaphors called “kennings”, and we still use the word. They governed community meetings, called “things.” This is how their communities were governed, and skalds kept the remembrance of the kennings as well as the decisions and events that occurred in the things (community meetings).
Interestingly, if a chief was a raging idiot the influence of the skald could get him deposed. The chief was expected to answer with wisdom any challenges to his judgment. He couldn’t just attack the skald, if he did the tribal warriors would put him down like a rabid dog. If he couldn’t match wits with the skald he would loose his position in shame, and the position of chief was only semi hereditary. Perhaps we need a skald in the U.S.?
But blind ambition makes idiots of all our leaders. I have a song I like, “Silly World” by stone sour. One of the lines is this, “All we ever do is talk, We like to ride but we never walk, We make it so damn easy, We get bored” and boredom drives us bonkers. Literally insane. I also don’t drive my car much though I can. I don’t see the point. I’m not anti tech, but in all this doing and getting where are we? Who knows what the hell they want? We are in the Norse hell right here on earth.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.