Fight or Flight
Well, it is often easier to fight. And fighting gives us that ‘high’ of euphoria, but we all know all euphoria ends, and we have to go around seeking another high again. That feeling of high makes us, ‘me’. In our age and time, where an individual are so super-empowered, the ‘me’ is overfed. It has reached a stage where we lose our ability to see the connectedness which makes humanity human. All the fighting, that is taking place in us, is driving a wedge between being a human and being a human being. Being a human is liken an entity, an item, and being a human being is a lot more, it is the being that brings out that humanity in us.
But it is so boring and looks so ‘weak’. The whole consumer communication is telling a single person that all that person need is him, alone. There is this famous slogan “Because I’m worth it.” says it all. trying to chant this in an Aikido dojo and see where it leads you in your movement. We need to fight for our rights, we need to fight for other people rights, we need to fight this fight that, and the moment we start that ‘fight’ we have already lost.
Ask a SEAL team member what makes him so good? Chances are he would tell you, it is the team, and not only him. Of course it takes a super conditioned individual to be a SEAL, but that is not the whole picture, a SEAL needs to be super connected with his team. All organisms work like this, no man is an island, and that cliché sounds so true! Although it takes a lot more energy, a lot more time, to make peace, find common ideals, all that time spent and invested is well worth the effort. The more peaceful we are, the more friends we have and the more friends we have the more help will come when we need them.
So ask yourself, how long can you fight to be you? Fight this, fight that, fight mentally, fight monsters, fight the fat.When we are able to let go of the fight, then we can see other alternatives to the matter. Sometimes we got caught up in the fighting simply because we didn’t see it coming. We would have been able to avoid the fight had we been peaceful enough to either not attract it, or see the fight coming and avoid it, flight.