The word striving implies an unnatural reaching, which suggests that reality is not being accepted, which suggests suffering.

However, if striving or reaching or suffering or non-allowing appears to be happening, then that also is part of reality and may be allowed.

Paradoxically, when there is no striving, natural action is allowed to arise, and this action is usually the most adaptive.

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