An Inquiry.

ImageLast evening my husband I attended a workshop on Shambala meditation. The Facilitator Harish Rao said something very interesting.

We talk of war and aggression, it’s within us, and has to be dealt gently. Good enough.

Further down during a random conversation he mentioned, that speed was also a form of aggression. Interesting.

From all the snippets of conversation i can recollect I figure   in a world of harshness, it is time to soften and expand how we go about our lives.

We need to cease being skeptic or control oriented and receive things when they appear, to do that we have to be open.  Over a period of time, we have built a defense system to ensure our safety, but may be those very defenses,act as barriers, walls that we built to feel safe could be shutting out intimacy, love whatever.

We might be spending time alone, saying we need our space, but the bang on reason could be we want to stay safe from being hurt. The flip side is that we are preventing ourselves from meeting new friends.

Mono-focus goal building is another greatly touted thing to achieve our goals, (sorry I cannot resist the dig, but we never define whose goals.) during this process, we fail to see, and be open to opportunities on the periphery of our vision.

We are sometimes so fixated by concepts, for a long time, I believed Ladies club was mandatory for being social, or the rotary, both of which bored me to extinction, until  I realized that my social circle was of a different kind. Essentially what I am trying to say is looking within ourselves, seeing what we are shutting down so that we become more open as individuals and more expansive in terms of what we see as possible.

Maybe the things and people we want to draw into our lives elude us because we unconsciously block them out with either our defenses, or tunnel vision which does not allow us see and accept the arrival?

 

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