I don't call 6 conflict, I call it contending. Contending is something along the lines of stating your case, quite possibly with a sense of grievance, cuz you feel you have a righteous case to state. It can be like somebody saying to God 'Damn! What am I supposed to *do* here? I've tried everything I can think of!' There's no conflict in that, just exasperation or impatience and some kind of personal agenda.
Originally Posted by artio
4's about learning stuff newbie-fashion, and having to deal with being in a state of not knowing what you want to know.
Put 'em together: rather than happily accepting the way your life's unfolding and trusting it, you're lobbying for a known direction, and that means you're gonna hafta be satisfied with baby steps right now.
6.4 talks about not being able to carry out the process of contending, and 6.5 says that carrying out said process is really fruitful.
If it was me, I'd put the emphasis on 4. It's springtime for newbies, in other words. That means accepting that you don't know what you want to know, and keeping it simple - life's your teacher. So, what's life teaching you right now? What are those baby steps I mentioned earlier?
Blessings on your harey lotus feet