I encountered this post by Matti - very much in alignment with a Public Chat I had together with a few individuals. In the chat we explored a 'fighting scene', more an martial arts engagement, in the movie "Birth of the Dragon" and discussed the dynamic between the two actors in terms of what their characters / personalities represent in the scene. Together with what we can take with us in our mind and life processes.
Do check it out here - viewtopic.php?f=152&p=68187#p68187
and expand your definition and understanding of the word(s) "inner conflict / fighting with parts of yourself in your own mind when in a moment of inner dialogue, emotions, thoughts etc. How self intimacy plays a role in supporting you in this process of INTO-ME-I-SEE (intimacy) - seeing into, seeing your self potential / the best of you as you work to understand, forgive and change the things in your own mind you react to, instead of fighting with them.
A dimension that opened in the chat, but didn't have a moment to discuss was opening up the point of redefining the word (our inner relationship with the word) and redefining our living (how we live / express the word) when it comes to FIGHT / FIGHTING. In so doing, essentially redefining ourSELVES in thought, word and deed when it comes to who we are in a moment of when 'wanting to fight'/ being confronted with a form of 'fighting'. Here is an excerpt of the chat:
sunettedimensions Don't so much want to refer to it as a 'fighting scene' though - more the martial arts scene, even though the Bruce character was emotional, the moment was quite directed through the martial arts and the other (actor). So, interestingly enough, a take on 'fighting' can be opened here - is it "fighting" if one is directing / remaining stable expressing an art when the other is emotional and exerting that? We'll get to this...From <viewtopic.php?f=152&p=68187>
The context within which I asked the question was referring to the martial scene at the end of the movie "Birth of the Dragon" (links provided in the public chat). Herein, the two actors are displaying a moment with martial arts - yet, actor one is emotional with an intension to FIGHT AGAINST actor two. Actor two is remaining calm, stable, centered and expressing himself through the technique within martial arts' true purpose and meaning - whilst defending himself where and as necessary. In this dynamic, actor two was in the process of using martial arts to TEACH / SHOW / GUIDE actor one (who was emotionally fighting) towards an deeper inner realization, understanding. Essentially, this was only a fight from actor one's starting point - who became that emotion and stance from the beginning of movie.
The definition of 'fighting' actor one took on was 'proving something, ego, competition, mixed emotions and jealousy'. Actor two's starting point was expressing, being himself - the depth of serenity, peace, calm, stability, timelessness, presence and within that teaching, through SHOWING / EXPRESSING himself in martial arts. Actor two was showing / teaching actor one his potential within himself. Actor two was SHOWING / TEACHING actor one something he's seen and knows and has lived / proven inside himself. In doing so - actor two recognized that same quality of self and life in actor one. Actor one just needed to realize it inside himself.
One can even have a look at the dimension of why actor one ended up wanting to FIGHT actor two - FIGHTING AGAINST the truth of himself he has seen / noticed in actor two, on some level. Fighting because of jealousy and a cowardice of facing the truth within himself. Yet, consciousness energy / emotions can only last for so long - as can a reaction. Eventually it dissipates and one is faced with the truth / reality. One is either going to face the truth / reality and forgive the past / reaction - or remain in it and continue justifying one's emotional state while suppressing one's truth / potential / best one can be, because you simply cannot admit the truth, forgive yourself and change.
There are many dimensions to explore here. Let's take a look at what can be drawn from the above perspective of the movie and so from the movie itself to support one's process in the mind and in every day life (these dimensions are also discussed in-depth in the Atlanteans series done on the word FIGHTING):
- When we fight against ourselves, which is to react towards our own thoughts, inner dialogue, emotions in a way where we 'despise our own negative self' / that of ourselves which we feel wrong, bad, not good enough etc. about - it is in fact showing that we DO see our potential to change, we know we are able to change, we know how different we can be and become if we were to confront the negative / judged aspects of ourselves.
Yet, we alone within the secrets of our minds are deciding to give up and give in when the going gets tough in our minds and we are faced with the truth of ourselves we want to deny: the things coming up in our minds are parts of ourselves. Instead of embracing it and understanding it, we resist, fight and deny it.
- When we fight against ourselves / react towards ourselves - we are displaying a sense of cowardice within ourselves, because we are not willing to embrace and face parts of ourselves with understanding embrace and see what can be done to resolve the inner issues / problems / negativity into a best / better potential of self and living, but instead cower away, react, judge and fight. Herein we can look to redefining the words cowardice, strength within self. Look out for School of Ultimate Living videos to come!!!
- Emotional fighting with yourself and others doesn't make you strong, nor prove that you are strong as a person. It proves that you are in fact the 'weak' one for being aware of a potential within you and another, but instead of facing the facts, embracing the potential you see in yourself and others - you choose the path of emotion, jealousy, contempt, fighting, competing…and so much more.
The Atlanteans go further into explaining the dimension of 'fighting' we are currently participating in with our own minds and parts of ourselves, together with how to assist and support yourself in IDENTIFYING and DEFINING where within your self and life, towards whom, are you accepting and allowing this construct and experience to exist. They'll go further into how you can practically assist and support yourself to redefine the word 'fighting' in a way where it'll assist and support you in your process of becoming and living awareness. How understanding the nature of 'fighting' within you through the redefining process will support you to identify it easier in yourself and in your life when you access it / it gets triggered inside yourself on the emotional level - to enable your faster response in taking responsibility for it and CHANGE from a nature of fighting / fighting against to understanding, embracing and change!
Do look out for the Atlanteans recordings whilst you explore this dimension of fight / fighting against yourself on an emotional level towards yourself and others. Also! Do explore Matti's question within this post after reading his blog - very cool question and insight to explore indeed. Thank you so much Matti.