Modern western societies – and, increasingly, societies in other parts of the world – have torn down from the heavens the right of the individual to govern their own life and make their own choices. The realm of the spirit and the mysterious now plays a background role, filling in here and there where cracks appear in everything else.
It is from within this mindset that we – the angst ridden – seek to become easy within ourselves. And so, naturally, we are faced with unavoidable questions. The primary question is whether our problems can be reduced by the human will alone or through help from the medical or alternative therapy sectors. I believe that the way forward into healing is necessarily determined by how we name our problems – and so dictate where we look for help.
Choose A Path
If it as matter of self will, then we need to find a way to dig deep and muster the strength needed. If it is a matter of chemical imbalance or of a clear medical issue, then we are obliged to go to the correct authority on the matter and/or down the route of medication. If it is spiritual trouble, then we need to think about what to do in that regard. These are only suggestions concerning the choices we make about who we are and where our problems come from.
These decisions naturally affect the way we start looking for a way out. The ‘diagnosis’ points us down a certain road and that road we must follow until finally we feel better or realise that we don’t seem to be getting very far at all.
So, which path we are travelling, and is it bearing fruit?