QUESTION: I have a question that isn’t a spiritual question but bothers me a lot.
Q: I have two married sisters whose children just don’t get on with each other, sometimes in front of everyone. As a result, my sisters and their husbands have put off the traditional family get-togethers I used to arrange. My husband and I are surprised to feel relieved we can celebrate alone together at last, so we can bow out of all that, the silences at mealtimes, the hostility, insults and upsets, the situation bothers me. Even I am taken for granted in the things I am left to do as an older sister for our parents for instance or maintaining connection with our aunts and uncles and their families. I am feeling that families are to use a word you use, a myth.
A: Let’s hope the lessened family clutter in your life will allow your nascent contentment to flourish, contentment being the seminal manure of real self discovery in its existence in Reality..
Knowing and being one’s true self – what contentment is all about – makes Transcendence more likely.
If you use the SEARCH button on the CONTENTS page you’ll find the various posts that present themselves have contentment at their core in the search for what life is all about; in ever being able to achieve your consciousness in Reality.
The rest is human clutter that fades under scrutiny, made up taboos, like ‘family’ in your case.