Finding Stability in Fluidity
Indra talked on the zoom call last night about needing to reach a state of independence before one can truly experience inter-dependency. This resonated strongly with me and I wanted to share my experience of this as I feel it has helped to equip me for feeling able to participate in a project like this and generally respond to the world better.
For most of my life, I have been desperately trying to peg my identity on to something fixed...from contemporary dance, to men, to specific causes, to organic farming...you name it. These were very intense relationships in to which I put everything and when the disillusionment arrived (which it inevitably did) everything came crashing down and I came out feeling like a dried husk of emptiness having to build an identity from nothing again. It is only recently that I have realised, (through many hours of meditation, and reading and listening to many wise words articulating the same idea in different ways) that for me, true independence comes from having a liquid centre. That I feel so much stronger when I am acting from a place of 'response-ability' rather than defending a fixed ideology to the death. This has changed the way I interact with others so much. For the first time, I feel like I can truly collaborate.
I felt this relevant to share as it seems to me, that AUK embodies this principle in the political forum. With a centre of values to guide the 'how' rather than a fixed ideology or policies...a 'what' to impose and defend. I love the idea that this 'stability in fluidity' could be fractal in nature.
If anyone has a moment, I would love to know if I am understanding this correctly.