We live in a nutty world. This is evident now more than ever. What makes the world so nutty? Why people of course. No other species behaves so irrationally and plainly against the benefit of self and others(of which sustainability, harmony and contentment are paramount for a balanced life).
Why would an individual and society engage in sustaining a world(especially in the west) so off balance? Well, it’s sort of simple. It’s fear of our own power. We have the power to do the most amazing things once we allow that power to be harnessed.
In ignoring this power we often turn kittens into tigers. If left to ravage and roam these tigers can become more and more powerful. But no matter how large those tigers appear to be, in reality they are just the elongated shadows of kittens.
Part of our immense power is the ability to play with our fears and aversions like the kittens they are. Sure, kittens sometimes scratch too hard and bite a bit with those little needle teeth. But their cuteness never goes away. In time maturity sets in and they mellow into little zen cats. So see your tigers for what they are. Play with them and laugh with them. Once the tigers change to mischievous kittens and then to zen cats it only bolsters our strength, resilience and equanimity.