All ‘holons’ (living systems)
have four fundamental capacities:
The 100 billion people who have come and gone
have always been caught up in ‘I’/‘We’/and ’It’ –
and they have always created ‘Its’ –
to control them and tell them what to do.
Persons with an insecure
or particularly avoidant ‘attachment style’
are much more prone to dramatic religious conversion –
out of a deep need for security
they follow religious authorities without question
and become fundamentalists in every religion.
However, when people go to retreat centers
often the monks teach them mindfulness
and that everything can be done mindfully
This new level of consciousness
liberates those with a fundamentalist bent.
Still, shadow projections can prevail
in every human conflict. The need to be
right/get your way/dominate/control others
can cause the breakup of relationships –
But children and parents at least
help each other by standing together
through hardships at every stage:
infancy to old age –
through every manner of challenge
until death parts them
but even then, wise spouses
bravely accept and esteem widowhood
as a continuation of their marital vocation –
even death can be overcome with mindfulness.