February 01, 2010
Things in our Culture Change Quickly: How is it Affecting our Values?In response to Eve Blossom's post: Love - The Other Sustainable Issue and her posed questions: What is it about our culture that causes us to believe that fresh starts are better than building on a foundation we already have? Things in our culture change over time but should our values? Do we give up too easily? And I'd add, do we move on too quickly and why?
I think it's less what causes us to "believe" and more about the whirlwind we create for ourselves to keep moving and not feel. This is what keeps us locked into the non-present state, and in that non-present state, we create an automatic cycle to move away from our pain and run rather than deal with it head on.
Sit with it. Be it. Absorb it until it passes through us and doesn’t attach itself to us in a way that is controlling us rather than us the other way around. When the latter becomes the norm, we are free. We are proactively “creating” our desired state and making choices about what serves us and those around us. Ah yes, a more noble and joyous way to live.
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