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Catharsis

14/8/2023

Between constipation and diarrhea, there is Catharsis.

In the thin border that passes between having control and lack of control there is a purification area, clarification area – Catharsis – a liberating area.

These days, when I observe, I see right and left, east and west, different sides seeking for control. Some of them, seeking for it out of their inner lack, and some out of their inner excess – when both of them are in a void – are incomplete.

I don’t see much Catharsis, only very little release, clarification, purification.
One that clears the area to allow the continuation of the journey.
Not the kind that leads to a record breaking, followed by a crash,
Not one that promises new beginnings and erasing the past,
Rather, routine cleansing, simple, without any drama or special effort – release of anything that is no longer necessary for the journey, and a natural, quiet continuation without grandiose announcements.

The difference between lack of control and control, in essence, is not that great.
The need for complete control stems from a lack of internal control – emotional and/or cognitive – personal control.
Not being able to deal with and heal this feeling of lack of internal control, leads a person to a bypass, to a false feeling that if he controls something or someone else, his feeling of personal lack of control will be eliminated.

Lack of control, or aspiration to control, is also a type of control. It stems, as well, from a lack of internal control and from not being able to deal with and heal this feeling of lack of internal control, only in this case, there is a decision and an agreement.
The decision is not to deal, and the agreement is to bear the consequences of that decision.

Whether you are suffering from constipation (excess control), or if you suffer from diarrhea (lack of control) – you suffer. Because you are not in balance. You are being ruled by unrefined, impure emotions. In their excess or lack.

Catharsis is the culmination of a blessed process and when it takes place in its natural order, the person is in ideal place, in a balanced place exactly in the middle, between excess (of control) and lack (of control).

Let’s learn to naturally accept what has being created, and let us not resist to the splendor of creation.

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