Befriending struggle

 

I have found it very helpful to befriend struggle. 

As most human beings, I often find myself struggling or wrestling with situations and issues. It can be very gentle, as a pondering or curiosity, or more obvious. 

The more I recognize this wrestling as natural and having a very good evolutionary purpose, as kind and here to help and protect this human self, and as useful, the more I see it as a friend. And the more I recognize it as a friend, the lighter I can hold it. And the lighter I hold it, the more I find appreciation for it.

Another side of this is that it makes it easier to recognize that it happens within and as what I am. It’s an expression of the creativity of the mind, or – if we want to put it into a more highfalutin language – even the creativity of the divine. The divine can recognize itself as this too. The divine can wake up to itself as this too. 

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