Journey Without Distance to a Place We Never Left

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Once the mind is made up to be happy then a journey toward that goal begins. It is a journey without distance to a goal that never left you. It is by merely uncovering the light mind from all of the dark blankets of mental constructs that our freedom and joy can shine again into eternity.

I’ve often thought of the notion that each of us is his or her own Universe. One will not have to look very far or long to come upon another Who-man Earthling that thinks differently. If we were walking down the sidewalk and together witnessed a automobile accident and were questioned later as witnesses we would describe the incident quite differently. The drivers of the cars as well as other witnesses would all have different viewpoints from where they witnessed the accident. Each would have his own description of how it affected them, how scared they were, if they were in danger and of course who’s fault it was.  

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.      -Anais Nin

We look at situations, events and interpret what other people say and do, according to our own set of past experiences, culture, faith, values, all of which help us form our beliefs about ourselves, about others, and about the world in general. The meaning we give events, the way we make sense of our world, is based upon our set of core beliefs. Another point is that we interpret everything based on our  past learning, in this light we are only seeing the past.

Even though we all think differently we all share the same goal of contentment and happiness.

However one might like to view it, isn’t that completely fascinating -the idea that we are each a complete Universe unto ourselves. I must confess that at different times in my life I would meet someone and spend a few minutes with them and then make a judgement either putting the person into a file marked – like, dislike, neurotic, no self confidence, narcissistic etc. It’s interesting that I have to know that trait in order to recognize it in someone else. In other words, It takes one to know one. This habit of making judgements about others is very detrimental to our state of mind.

When we judge we are really judging our own past learning,

When we judge someone else we are only judging ourselves, 

When we judge another we are seeking to separate them from us.

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And so I invite you to look at this with me.

In the judgement of our brothers and sisters we may find ourselves or lose ourselves.

What might this mean. If we look deeply at how the Who-man mind works we will see that  however I see/judge my brother I will come to see myself as well. If I believe my brother is dishonest, it is only because I have been dishonest. If I believe he is neurotic or narcissistic, it is only because I have experienced it within myself. Conversely, if I believe that my brother is a complete Universe unto himself, which includes all possibilities, then I am also.

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My view of the Universe is that everything is only possibilities. This falls in line with the double slit experiment in quantum mechanics which says that everything is in superposition until it is not or until the mind decides consciously or unconsciously where it will be. Every moment we are deciding what to see, feel and experience. How are these decisions made? They are habitually made by the thinking mind. Therefore if one wants to change his perception, the way he experiences life then he must change the way he habitually thinks.

One of many benefits in changing the way the mind habitually operates is that we can come to see that everyone has a gift for you. Each has a unique way of looking at the  world. If one looks closely he will also see the beautiful innocence that each person carries within. Regardless of their views on Starbucks vs Duncan Donuts, politics or philosophy, there deep within is a graceful innocence that may be seen when the judgement is suspended. We might even say that it is in superposition until we make an effort to look for it and then it falls into position for us to view with our spiritual sight. Once this is seen in others our minds must accept the idea that pure innocence is within us also. Each person that we meet is a meeting with ourselves and a opportunity to learn of ourselves. By seeing this purity in others we again experience it within ourselves. This is the gift everyone offers you. And by looking for this gift we seek to include everyone within us as one and not to separate ourselves from them. In this inclusion is our unity and return to everything.

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How is this accomplished:

S.T.O.P. Learn to stop -pause for a moment

Take a deep breath

Observe – what am I thinking about, what am I focused on, how am I judging this, am I reacting

Pull back – rise above the battleground and look at the big picture, what is another way of looking at this, what advice does my highest mind have to give.

Remind yourself that whatever is happening will pass and a new set of issues will come to take it’s place.

Practice this for a few days until it becomes habit. STOP helps to increase the time between stimulus and response. This is how habits are broken.

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Once the mind is made up to be happy then a journey toward that goal begins. It is a journey without distance to a goal that never left you. It is by merely uncovering the light mind from all of the dark blankets of mental constructs that our freedom and joy can shine again into eternity.

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