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Yeah, that's my point. Why does it have to be like that? Perhaps if people were taught about it while learning their path they'd view it in more positive terms, and might have better ethics about their actions if they had a proceedure. It is the year we save the world, after all.Greywolf wrote:It's in the nature of such splits that they leave a legacy of bitterness and ill-feeling, or of sadness and disappointment, or both.
Seannachaidh wrote:Thanks for the replies. Perhaps being a traveller I've learned to let go too easily, in a way, and am an example of the what the opposite end of the scale is like. Perhaps that's why the subject interests me.
An understanding of the mechanics of a thing leads to less knee jerk responses, I've found. You always manage to get to the point in an understandable way, Adam. If there are books (I'll see if I can get that one, Elen) and terminology already in place for the understanding of suchlike, the only thing missing would be an ethical code to go alongside it. Both would contribute towards Right Action in such cases.
A methodology in place beforehand, that suggested appropriate responses to splits ie: being supportive and joyful, or at least accepting with a dignified sadness, would mean people would be less likely to go off the rails through guilt, fustration, etc... I would have thought. Well, that's my opinion, anyhow.
I've heard it said that Eastern traditions say of Westerners that they are not taught how to let go, and it takes up much of our spiritual and emotional resources, which would be better employed elsewhere.
Either way, with the new media course, this is the year you changed the druid world, if nothing else. Lets hope the ripples spread beyond.
THREE REQUIREMENTS OF COMPLAINT
A problem that needs a solution
Alternative suggestions for a solution
A willingness to contribute to the solution
Adam wrote:The only Starhawk I have read have been two fiction books, one of which, The Fifth Sacred Thing, is up in my top three books of all time. I must read some more of her thinking...
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