Saturday, February 9, 2013

Not friction

I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
- Frances Willard

This is one of my favorite quotes. If one tends to avoid conflicts, it is easy to think that it's because one is a coward. Because, particularly for males, one is measured by ego-minded minds by how strong and courageous one is, or even measured "by one's enemies", as if having enemies is some sort of badge of honor!

In short, conflict is not only at the core of what holds us down spiritually, it is simply a waste of valuable energy and time.
I would say that areas of life where a lot of conflict is inevitable, like politics, are areas where the advanced mind is probably wasting his time.