Seeing the world as it is not as we Are?
I read an interesting quote this week, “we see the world not as it is but as we are. A saint sees the world as a saint, a killer sees only murders or victims” by Neil Gaiman. I think we are all guilty of living in our mind. We talked about how the brain favours its blue print of the world, so we can live in low power mode. Therefore it does not have to experience reality as it is, new, fresh, for the first time. It quickly categorises experiences so we can place them in the correct pigeon hole and therefore not really experience the reality of what is. On the surface this seems like a simple solution so your brain can work on more pressing issues like your problems, worries, regrets etc. But in reality it stops you experiencing the wonder of life. Every taste is stale not fresh and vibrant. Every birdsong goes unnoticed instead of being music to your ears.
The gap between seeing the world as we are, as oppose to, how it is, is suffering. In short, we just keep on getting the same old problems wrapped up in a different package but keep on desiring a different outcome. Nothing seems to change.
When our overly, assertive, positive mind says, “Oh it was just not meant to be”. Know this is just a defense mechanism to make you feel better but ultimately keep you from living your dreams. We need to change our affirmation from frustration which makes us feel important. To spending time every day to reduce the noise in our minds after meditation and dream our dreams and affirm, “I will succeed. I have forever”. When we put a time limit on our dreams we are setting ourselves up for the expected failure, or “I knew it would not work”, because once again being right is more important than being happy and complaints gain sympathy, again a short-term pleasure but not getting you to a place of joy.
This week let’s take the challenge of learning to develop patience, notice how your body is feeling at any point in the day and relax it. Feel joy in your heart, while being super alert to noticing all the sensory information coming in. If you want life to be different you need to change your thinking. Use the affirmation, I will succeed, I have forever. Sat nam x firstname.lastname@example.org 0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org
This week’s classes:
Wed 18 April 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 18 April 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Thurs 19 April 3-4pm Kundalini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, Col 7.
Sat 21 April 5.30-7pm Healing Gong Bath@ Prana Lounge, Col 7