An inventory of those relationships about which we feel most discomfort will reveal to us the true nature of our world as we have constructed it. It is predicated on a simple idea. Protesting that something is wrong or unfair still leaves us with needing to explain satisfactorily why that something is wrong or unfair. “Because I say so,” is a fine and reasonable answer only if you are Master of the Universe, and you’re not, so we have a bit of a problem.
If we begin this undertaking willingly and honestly, then this review will be a profound, moving and transformational experience. It will go some way to resolving the injuries we have suffered, because they have been mostly self-inflicted. It should bring a measure of acceptance and resolution, for we will see that we have not been unwilling victims of the world, but unwitting participants in it. The wonderful paradox in this – for wonderful to discover it is – is that we are not powerless in a cruel and unmanageable world. It is a world of our own making, and therefore changing the nature and character of that world is as simple as changing our view of it.