Book CoverEnlighten Your Life
HomeBuy The BookGet The FREE EbookStartPart I: SpiritualityPart II: PhysicalityPart III: IssuesAppendicesResidentialDonate or Join

Distantia is distance.  Distance from Attack.  Distance from external.

Gaining distance from Attack we can better defend ourselves against it.

Gaining distance from others we can see ourselves more clearly.

You don't have to live apart from Society to gain from a little distance when you can get it.  You should immediately feel the relief of gaining some distance although it may take some getting used to.  This is similar to a meditative lifestyle.  Where you can be in a state of deep meditation as you go about your life at home.

The Yi Jing says that one should both be able to separate and to unite.

In Stephen King's Dead Zone (Ext) story the hero sees people's Attacks when he gets close and touches them.  He sees clearly from his viewpoint of distance.  He's effectively been on retreat for many years in his coma and so his awareness isn't clouded by his own Attack hits.

Life is complex.  Energy is complex.  Therefore recovery from Society is complex.  You've had a lifetime at the controls of your figurative supertanker, your reality.  So it takes time, years, to become aware of relevant energies, to rein them back in or let them go and readjust.  And the likelihood is that as distant as you want to be you're not very distant from them yet.

You're in a groove.  You're in a river and you have to get out of it.  Else it'll drag you downstream without you having a choice about things.  Society moves with its own agenda.  If it sees you as part of itself it'll drag you along too.  Society has existed for so long that now the natural vibe anywhere near Society is to do what Society does.  To serve it's agenda and not your own.   To gain perspective, to see more rationally you must get some distance.  To be able to plan what's best for yourselves.  Without Society being that much of a factor.