There is much evidence on several levels that there are at least two major tasks to human life. The first task is to build a strong “container” or identity; the second is to find the contents that the container was meant to hold.
Note: New year resolution to continue to identify the contents the container is to hold. To step beyond self imposed boundaries. To live for the audience of one.
The familiar and the habitual are so falsely reassuring, and most of us make our homes there permanently. The new is always by definition unfamiliar and untested, so God, life, destiny, suffering have to give us a push—usually a big one—or we will not go. Someone has to make clear to us that homes are not meant to be lived in—but only to be moved out from.
Note: The familiar and the habitual are so falsely reassuring and most of us make our homes there..... So what are your NEW years resolutions? Familiar or unfamiliar?
We do not want to embark on a further journey if it feels like going down, especially after we have put so much sound and fury into going up. This is surely the first and primary reason why many people never get to the fullness of their own lives.
Note: This book is great! I'm using it in my mentoring group!
The human ego prefers anything, just about anything, to falling or changing or dying. The ego is that part of you that loves the status quo, even when it is not working. It attaches to past and present, and fears the future.
Note: So true - we just love the status quo and the familiar stories of the past. Change I must by the mystery of Grace's intent is the life of spirituality.