Monday, January 25, 2010
Surrender and Releasing
All of us start with this inner conflict between the power drive and our inner nature. We all have a percentage of it. The stronger the personality, the more conflict there is between the love and power side of our nature. All that we do that is right and helpful for others, the whole foundation of a satisfying relation to your family, your wife, your husband, your friends, comes from the love side of your nature. But a determination to be dominant over others, to rule them, to decide they shall live, is on the power side of self - deification. And until that is surrendered the protection of calm is denied to us.
The great poem of struggle of Prometheus and Epimetheus presents the temptation of the power side of human nature. It speaks of the inner urge we have toward spiritual expansion, and the constant conflicts our egos present in the desire to dominate the lives of others. Richard Strauss has put it into music and so has Listz in Les Preludes and so has Jan Arden in Insensitive
It is the basis of Greek tragedies, the spiritual center of Dante’s Divine Comedy. In his visit to Heaven and Hell, in the poem, Dante presents the two sides of human nature - the superconscious and the subconscious.
And so, when we have had a long history with someone, it is often challenging to release that relationship, or perhaps person from our lives and yet, if we want something good to come into our life, we have to make a space for it. You are a valuable person. You can design and create your own life, remember you deserve the best that life has to offer! First, you must make space for it to happen!