A conversation with Ram Dass that explores this practice of telling the truth and loving what arises.
The events of the past weeks have shaken so many of us to the core.
It feels as though the very foundations of our world are crumbling. Perhaps they are.
How are you responding to the violence, fear, anger and uncertainty? What does it take to face all of it with clarity and courage? With compassion and creativity?
There’s no easy answer.
But, C.G. Jung did provide some useful guidance when he suggested that “neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.”
Neurosis is fueled by and generates repetitive ruminations.
Legitimate suffering burns more deeply. It burns up strategies of self-protection and calls us to take our stand as the foundations of our lives crumble.
How can we remain steady when the foundation that we’ve built our life upon gives way?
Not in the abstract but in this moment.
What are you aware of now?
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Breathing in the fire with you,
E & D
Author: Eric Klein
Editors: Catherine Monkman; Yoli Ramazzina