Does the normal chronological progression of everyday life do to an ordinary man, in sixty years, what one in a closed environment might do to himself in less?
You could consider the possibility of two approaches:
One a private, monastic approach of meditation and reflection, whereby a man attempts to calm the mind before the natural aging process does it for him; and secondly, a public one of collective rituals, social programs and the like, possibility for change.
If you ain’t your own, secret-garden-monastery – forget it!
The Civilized and The Conscious:
The Civilized treat one another nicely –
The Conscious pretend to.
This leads a man to inquire:
“Is there a difference between being ‘conscious’ and being ‘more conscious’?”
And this latter seemed to prompt him to ask:
“Even if you’re not more conscious, can you be conscious of the fact that you’re not?”