We each must maintain some measure of control and order in our lives or we would exist in an atmosphere of utter chaos. Yet, no matter how orderly or responsible we are, we cannot stop cycles of change from happening because, as Buddha taught thousands of years ago, Change is Constant. It is the Way. Becoming obsessively orderly and controlling as a way of challenging this cosmic law, of preventing it from disrupting the plans you have for your life or people in your life, will ultimately result in generating an explosion of chaos. For instead of going with the flow, even over rough rapids, you seek through control patterns to dam the flow of the river itself. Nature always wins. When the dam breaks – and it always does – it can only bring catastrophe and destruction. We must learn to go with the flow of all things and systems in our life and to recognize when these systems are speaking to us. Topics we will cover in the third class:
- Cycles of life/nature
- Examining control patterns: How you control others and how others control you
- Common fear narratives
- Ways we believe we can keep chaos away from us
- OCD: A response to Kairos time(lessness)
- Example of an initiation: A collapse of plans you’ve been working/counting on, forcing you to go on alone.