The Right Struggle

aD1eENG_460sFor the most part, we don’t wake up in the morning and say: what can I struggle with today? In many ways we avoid struggle, and the notion of helicopter parents speaks about being overprotective of children to the point where they never learn how to deal with set-backs. But what is the right kind of struggle? It could be described as upholding one’s principles, or forging one’s principles, in the face of all the things in life that try to detour us away from our humanness and greater purpose. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had two dreams and, in both dreams, I was staying somewhere and I was having the food made either gluten-free, or vegan and gluten-free. I was doing something slightly different than the other. 

And where I put the food, and how it was being made, related to all the activity going on in the dream. In the second dream I was kind of cautioned not to do that, but I just can’t pull out the activity  – I woke up too suddenly or something. 

John: What you’re pointing out is a dilemma that I go through, the dilemma being that, is it possible to pull oneself off to one side so that one isn’t as affected, or having to come to grips with, the mannerisms that exist, or the projections of things, the delusions of things, the intensity of those delusional things, so that one isn’t so impacted by that? 

And the answer is: that’s not an answer, either. Another good example of something like that is where parents have parental controls on the TV, and such, and computers, so their kids can’t come to grips with things that are happening, out there, that are deemed deleterious to their sensitive minds and nature. 

And there’s some value, I suspect, to that, but there’s a fine line as to when that actually tears something down and prevents something from growing into a greater beingness, reaching a greater depth inside, that’s important. 

And when that fine line is where the sensitive and fragile and crackable nature that can be influenced, overly influenced, there’s a fine line as to when something like that is more essential to be there – as part of the overall – and that the individual is in need of this as a kind of prima materia, from which to take a step, almost as if that creates a type of stirring of things that causes and indepthness to be probed out, a stillness to be reached, that is an answer that leads to a deeper meaningfulness not otherwise possible. 

So, yes, there is that; I go through that round and round. I don’t talk about it. I don’t think about it, but I always ponder the necessity of there having to be the raw energy there – for something more to be possible. So that’s what you were pondering.

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