To live, really live
the low level violence of not learning the art of living well
There was a dream that our dream interpretation teacher had a few years ago where the Infinite Mother was reprimanding the whole dream group saying: “You’re all far too stressed. You don’t know how to live, really live!”
Now the dream group consisted of maybe eight to ten individuals, mostly women. Some were retired, some working various jobs, but all evidently overly stressed to one degree or another.
Besides the stress, there was the added reprimand: “You don’t know how to live, really live!” Though the dream didn’t come with an explanatory manual, from what we can gather, this “real living” would above all consist of a relaxed attitude/ state of mind. It’s an interesting idea to posit that there is an “art” to living well.
As it was addressed to the whole group, the implication is that it was indeed in reach of all of us, despite any financial challenges/ health challenges /career difficulties /domestic problems, etc. That despite any obstacles we could all develop this art, the “art of living well”.
Developing a calm attitude in the face of difficulty would be a major part of that. Choosing wisely, skillfully throughout our day would be another. Choosing peace over violence, growth over comfort, choosing life over death in every one of our decisions.
Let’s choose life!
Next: relaxed state of mind