Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself ,”Why do I think the way that I do about this certain person or situation?” Are you a critical thinker or do you live each day of your life on “automatic pilot?”. Be honest with yourself. If you are not use to that type of questioning, you might have to think about it for a moment. It’s okay. You are a creator. It is your nature. Your thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, create your reality.
The more aware you are of your thoughts, the more aware you are of their origin. Once you have identified where each of your reoccurring thoughts stem from, the clearer your choices become. You become empowered therefore you will begin to choose which thoughts serve you and which ones to let go . You begin to realize that you are not your thoughts. They don’t define you unless you allow them to do so. Once you no longer identify yourself with your thoughts, you begin to notice that you are both the observed and the observer.
Yes, you will still feel pain, but you begin to realize that the experience, although vivid, is indeed temporary. Knowing is the key. You have the power to experience an emotion without identifying yourself with it. You become the narrator of your own life story. Why do you respond the way that you do to certain individuals and situations? When did the this response begin? Reflect back to past occurrences where you responded in a similar way. What were the circumstances ? Where there consequences? Did your response ultimately serve you? Was the result hurtful or helpful to others?
It is my conviction that we are each connected to everything and everyone around us. How you treat “others” is a reflection of what you think about yourself. There is no escape. No matter how hard you try, you will never be able to run away from yourself. The solution has and always will be within you. You and you alone have the power to change your circumstances starting with your “true” thoughts. You don’t have to be a psychologist. You need to practice paying attention.
Do not judge yourself. Observe how you are feeling at any given moment. Emotions are part of being human. We judge ourselves based on a false interpretation of who we are , how we fit in the world and how we perceive others see us. You are both narrator and actor. The key to empowerment is knowing that it is all an illusion. Nothing is permanent. Play your part in your life story while making conscious changes to your life “script” as you go. Become a student of life. Experience the entire gamut of emotions while not being consumed by them. It is a “play”, remember? The truth is that you are infinite being “playing” human. There is no need for judgement. If a situation or reaction doesn’t serve you, change your perspective towards the situation. Make the most of it . Stay present while maintaining the vision of your ideal experience. Connect with the emotion resulting from it. You have the power of choice. Choose to focus on the lesson to be learned while establishing your “perfect” outcome. Use your emotions as your guide. This is self mastery. To become a master, you must know yourself. Identify what is genuine and what isn’t. Choose thoughts and actions that serve you. Although at times, you might feel victimized, you are never a victim. You are eternal. Absolutely nothing and no one outside of you will ever change that. Whether the appearance seems like a curse or a blessing, learn from it. Ultimately, each situation ,despite appearances, will prove to be a blessing. This is what “heaven on earth” looks like.