Taking the Higher Road
For the last few weeks I’ve found myself in some very interesting conversations and sometimes heated debates. I’ve noticed there seems to be a common theme in our daily interactions with one another beginning to surface. Everyone wants to get out of the drama, the negativity, and overall heaviness that has become part of everyday life. There are people who are just tired of the “old way of doing things”.
To be honest with you, I too have grown tired of the old paradigm. I’m SO DONE WITH DRAMA and GUILT TRIPS. That program just doesn’t work anymore. I don’t get angry with drama anymore, I’ve accepted it for what it is and move on to positive vibrations. I’ve just been much happier learning this lesson. 🙂 By doing this, I’ve found I’m so much more at peace than ever before.
As far as negative people, what can I tell you. I have no beef (at the moment) with them. I’ve gotten to a new level of understanding: we all have our lessons and stuff to work through. We all have. Some of us do well and others not so well. This is why we need to be kind to one another. We’re ALL in some type of struggle.
For some time now, I’ve been trying to be mindful of others. I practice running daily events through my heart for processing and reacting. I try to act in honesty, integrity, and respect everyone’s freewill. Basically, being kind I have to admit it was a little daunting at the beginning. However, as I “practiced” this newly learned skill it became easier. Just like anything, it just takes that initial start and daily practice. Just like riding a bike, “Once you learn you never forget!”
When you go beyond the simple projection of “happy” stories and images, you find another world. In the state of a quiet mind the virtual reality is silent. The visual images and projections are nil. You see the external world as it is. When you do, you find out that it is beautiful.
You do not paint upon it your judgments, criticisms, fears, justifications, or even opinions and descriptions. When the internal virtual reality is dissolved so are the voices in your head that keep you from peace and quiet. Only when you dissolve the virtual reality of your mind do you have a chance to live in the real world. In the beginning this may only happen in brief moments. With practice it becomes a normal way to live.
When the mind is tamed and dissolved there is no longer the unhappiness, frustration, anger, or sense of emptiness that it often tempts us into. You are able to see the world as it is, and people as they really are. There is the realization of and perception of beauty as the fog is lifted and your eyes open to this clarity.
Happiness and fulfillment obtained solely from focusing on your external reality is fleeting and may leave you wondering, “Is this all there is?”
To discover a greater and more lasting happiness you will have to follow a path of dismantling the virtual reality of the mind.
We all want change and we’re tired of the way things are here. Let’s start by taking the higher ground and running our actions and thoughts through our hearts First before doing or saying anything.
It’s a point of perspective. It’s compassion for the whole. Loving even the things that aren’t so great, accepting things and people for who and what they are.
That brings us, individually, to our peace inside our hearts and souls and eventually our very existence! We then heal as a whole. We would all gain better understanding, positive thought perspective and emotional freedom.
Basically, It comes down to our basic wants and needs:
We want to be loved unconditionally, feel nurtured and cared for, and to feel safe.
We Are ALL ….. One Collective “Peace”!