When we lose our center, when we experience disturbed peace, by any "outside" event, experience, interaction, person, perception, our culture teaches us that we will restore our peace when that "thing" changes. That our restored peace is found "out there," when something is rectified.
This is actually infantile thinking. It is more deeply true that the reason we lost our center is because we hold a belief that goes against our wholeness, that we believe that others can harm us, that we are taking the behavior of another personally.
This happens because we become entangled with the outside world, and forget our sovereignty, freedom, and wholeness.
We learn to disconnect from our sovereignty, freedom and wholeness in the culture, in our families, in our communities, in our religions. And these patterns of disconnection are disempowering and upside down.
Losing our center is a call for going inward, and honoring the pain that is cycling, so we can heal ('restore wholeness') within ourselves. Only after we have restored our center can we see the situation clearly enough to know what to do, what do say, and to whom.
Losing our center is a call to going inward, clearing the path within back to our wholeness. Only then will we know our true power, our True Nature, our innate wholeness and peace. Only then will we be free.
Norma Van Horn