The Need for Space

The first step towards collective transformation is to create a space for ourselves, to see the way we really behave with each other, to see the truth of our lives and relationships. It is only by noticing where we have gone astray, that we can begin to find the way back to each other again.

In turn this involves clearing a space in which genuine learning can take place. This learning would among other things involve looking together at the non productive, and destructive attitudes bred in us through our conditioning so as to let go of the past.

To dissolve our conditioning is not an easy task, because all that we have learnt lies so deep in us, it has become so much a part of us, that there are times when it seems impossible to overcome. We would have to look at many aspects of our everyday behaviour, our tendency to escape unpleasant situations, our fear of pain, our need to control others, the lust for power. It would mean examining our relationships with a microscope, dusting all the corners we have left untouched due to apathy or fear.

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