Sypathetic Joy, Non-attachment, Challenges etc.
hello friends (:
I was hoping to hear about your experiences with sympathetic joy, self identity, and your struggles as you embark on different adventures.
What do you think of sympathetic joy (the idea of feeling happy because someone you love is happy, even if they are happy because of someone else)?
To me it seems really logical, but very difficult.
Is it hard to experience sympathetic joy sometimes? What do you do when you are feeling jealously, or envy creeping up on you?
It seems like somewhere in the roots of sympathetic joy is the idea of non-attachment, or the idea that we only hurt ourselves with attachment and the false sense of security it brings.
Has your experience with polyamorous relationships seemed more realistic at all, in the sense that you are less possessive of your loves and/or more accepting of the idea that (unfortunately) we will all have to say goodbye to one another eventually?
How has your experience helped you to be more true to yourself and to find your true identity?
Lastly, given the society that we live in and its prescribed ideas of heteronormativity and monogamy as a norm, what struggles have you had as you have challenged these ideas?
Has it been worth it? What would you say to the closed minded if you could tell them or try to teach them anything you believe in?
Thanks! Can't wait to hear from you guys
(: (: curlyqhooper