By: Marguerite Theophil on Feb 03, 2013
Turning sideways into the light can be seen as acknowledging that some encounters are damaging to all involved: no one can win. There may emerge a ‘winner’ or ‘winning side’, but the true result, when we come to our senses and assess the damage, is loss all around that may take years or centuries to heal.
To conventional thinking it sounds too much like defeat or giving up. But in reality, it is neither retreat nor cowardice — rather, it is an intentional strategy to change the ground rules.
Some conflicts obviously, undoubtedly, must be confronted and dealt with. But not all. And that’s a well-kept secret! It is the unnecessary ones which are most debilitating, as they sap our energy and life-force, whenever we ignore our capacity for the judicious use of wisdom and power.