What I realised, is that in modern society we tend to complicate things far too much, and we can take a lesson from pre-industrial wisdom here. Simply: do our thoughts, feelings and actions lead us towards beauty, or do they lead us away from it. If we are moving towards beauty we experience less resistance and greater health and well-being. If we are moving away from beauty, we experience obstacles, difficulties, resistances and various symptoms.
In African Cosmology and Family Constellations, we are assisting the client to move towards beauty – come fully present into the moment – untangled from the lives and fates of their pasts, parents and ancestors. There are no truths in this movement towards beauty, there is no good and evil, no right and wrong: only what we can do to restore balance, belonging and order. When these are restored, it is easier to say yes to the life-giving and strengthening experiences that come your way. It is easier to say “yes” to life.