A sad commentary on spirituality and politics: even someone so esteemed as Bill Clinton must apologize for appearing to be “touchy-feely” for interjecting a loaded word like “consciousness” into our public discourse.
If ordinary people don’t perceive that our grand ideas are working in their lives, then they can’t develop, the higher level of consciousness, if I can use a kind of touchy-feely word, that American philosopher Ken Wilber wrote a whole book about, called A Theory of Everything. He said, you know, the problem is the world needs to be more integrated but it requires a consciousness that’s way up here, and an ability to see beyond the differences among us. So I worry about that.–Bill Clinton
His point, I think, is indisputable. And therefore almost completely ignored by the chattering classes.
For more, see Vince Horn’s post.