“Seeing when you justify yourself or when you blame others is not a reason to criticize yourself, but actually an opportunity to recognize what all people do and how it imprisons us in a very limited perspective of this world. It’s a chance to see that you’re holding on to your interpretation of reality. It allows you to reflect that that’s all it is- nothing more and nothing less: just your interpretation of reality.” quote from one of my favorite teachers Pema Chodron in her book The Wisdom of no Escape.
These words of wisdom strike home and as I reflect on this I found myself in quite a safe space. How many times was I hard on myself when I found that I judge others or blame them for my mistakes? Then it dawn on me that this is not the time to criticize myself but to take this as an opportunity to learn. Once again it’s all about the lessons to be learn and one of them is here. To see how we imprison ourselves in this little world of MIND. Our interpretation of reality is just one of them and we’ll surely find freedom if we allow ourselves to see this without opinions. Why can’t we all see this? And be in this space of non bias, none judgement but just allowing and knowing that we are all in this same space.
Our interpretations are like clouds in the clear sky. they hide the truth which is the self or spirit. When we are clouded with these illusions we unconsciously separate ourselves from one another. The clear vast sky is like our eternal spirit and pure heart. When we are not thinking or identifying with the thoughts in the head then we become one with the spirit and every living force. We flow with the Universal energy and we are at peace.
What is your interpretation of reality? How do you feel about others interpretations? Do you allow them with ease or are you always justifying yours? Who is right and wrong? There is that space where you can go and release that tension, breathe, and tell yourself it’s just a thought. This is what we do when we meditate, we become aware and we let go. We don’t identify with the thoughts but to let go and release. This allows us to be aware of what truth is and if you have silence between the noises or voices in your head you will become clear and soon you will find yourself in that none judgemental state.
Life is too short to be bothered who’s right or wrong. What I learn from this life is to continually open my heart and accept all situations, emotions and people in my path. Whatever lessons I have to learn, I’m open to uncovering the petals of my heart. This is the way of the true warrior, I have the sword of love to lighten my path and drive away the sorrows and fears of this world. The only truth that we have right now at this moment is the choice and the power within us to connect to our hearts. To soar with our wings of love, the path of the lover is not that easy, we have to do a lot of uncovering and what lies beneath those walls are the poisons to our spirit. But ultimately we uncover these poisons and to dig deeper to allow light to penetrate and release these toxic emotions to set free and allow love once again to shine forth and be free.