Mysteries of reality number twenty six
Loss is usually not convenient. To lose the most precious thing penetrates your soul. For a family man that preciousness is expressed through his children, and perhaps his wife, but the children are half him and the wife can be let go of, often without regret. The children have always bled when you bled and have always been there, whether they, or you, like it or not. When there is action without words it can be the most powerful rejection beyond imagination. This reality demands a new life, but the first family took all your available energy. This new life will find you, probably in a new location and with a new way of supporting them. This is quite literally fight or die. Your main enemy is your Self and it is your Self that your family rejects. They have no control over your selfless love, only over their own actions, but you reap what you sow and you have been told to harvest elsewhere. How could anything hurt more than this? The attitude of courage is thrusting the chin forwards. In previous centuries you pointed to your own chin and invited the other to strike a blow, if he dared. One thing from Tai Chi Chuan, “stick” to the opponent and all will be sorted, most especially, to your advantage. This often needs to be uncovered. This is the beginning of wonder, relaxing in a posture Taoist fashion, but lively and active.