chose not to agree with those things and instead took the low place. He shuffled around in the wilderness with his face in the dust, putting aside food, riches and temptations of power. He chose not to wield power. He was truly sold out for another way.
this is not how I was taught, how i react at an instintual level. i suceed if i can "make things happen", when I can wield power, marshall resources. as a male in a western culture, this posture is as un-natural as any yoga pose or estern adjustment. honestly, people shuffling around in the wilderness scare the hell out of me.
lizze goes on to ask about our own "bad hang ups on status, power, consumerism and self-interest". she pushes it even further:
How many of the choices we make purely in our own interest mean someone else has to suffer or slog for them to be realised?
Just to find yourself
I hope you find yourself
In a low place like home
Low place like home
what a challenging idea - to realize this low place is our home, where our graeter good resides. rather than stretch for higher ground, the tempted G-d in flesh beckons me in the desert to lay low, to come home.