“The things we dislike in others are the things we dislike in ourselves.” (maybe I butchered that, feel free to call me out on it or correct me in the comments), “The things that aren’t working in our lives are a reflection of us.” Relationships, business, our spiritual/religious life, our life in general. Any interaction with our outside and inside worlds reflect us, who we are, where we are, and what we need to work on.
This is a big pill to swallow, I know. And like any other spiritual practice or act of mindfulness, it is a practice and a process. One that like many others, seems endless.
When I am feeling like my views here on the blog are low I don’t think, “Why is my blog not getting views? Why is my content not doing well?” I think, “What am I missing? What is this trying to show me? Where can I work better, smarter, and/or more powerfully?” When I am having problems or am unhappy with friends I don’t blame them or complain (okay maybe I do complain a little bit, I’m not any kind of saint), I look at the situation from a more open + nonjudgemental perspective. I try to do that within everything in my life. (But again, I am not perfect, it is a process, and sometimes we slip up more than we would like to).
Before we blame, judge, and give others actions power over our emotions, energy levels, and reactions we should step back and look at how the situation is reflective of our own life. Where we are right now. Before we get all twisted about others actions or ways of showing up (possibly lack there of), before we take things personally or jump to conclusions, we should take a step back. Take a breath. Cleanse our own opinions and inhibitions, and really look deeper into what is in front of us. Step back, Find The Lesson.
Ego, opinion, judgement, blame, tension, negative + closed off energy are all in your head. Move into our heart space, heart center. Find your compassion, understanding, optimism + open-ness. Remain there as long as you can, cool, calm, and collected. Know that if you ever leave you can always come back.
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