[…] in an environment which is hostile to truth, most people who know the truth will simply become silent.
That is a quote from one of the publications which I am currently editing.
However, there is a state beyond silence: rebirth and leadership.
To put it in one (made-up) word, tri-transformation, rather than simple growth.
- It is not enough to transform only the spirit,
but not the firm.
- It is not enough to transform only the mind,
but not the social links.
- It is not enough to transform only the body,
but not the environs.
You don’t need to die in order to be reborn.
You just need to stop for a moment, gather yourself, and consider, then employ skills to lead (yourself, most of all) as an awakened human being.
Bad habits might die, pain might fade, misery may be left to be recycled into entertainment, or return to the natural foundation where it can do you no more harm, but those destructions were not actually you, no matter how much effort, time, engagement, they drained in the past.
Those things were clutter, weeds, dis-ease, deadly viruses, preventing you from fully living.
If you want to play with numbers, then rebirth: “triumph over concerns”(20) + “enlightened self interest”(19)=39, and 3*13(transformation)=39.
External links note:
 Co-incidental article on the problem with considering education to be a personal, rather than collective, responsibility. [ link ]