Often when there is a gathering of people, be it family birthdays, celebrations, sporting or cultural, town meetings, yoga conference, there will be a difference of opinions.It cannot be other wise, we all arrive at the venue with various ideas and agendas . Different levels of awareness and concern.We vibrate at different energy levels, carry past baggage, in other words the filter through which we view our life, an ever-changing prism. Hopefully we can use these experiences to grow and further enrich our lives.
Remembering for some people an adrenalin rush is needed, as much as a drug, these are the warriors in our lives, ever combating, their loyalties will sometimes cause them to defend only a small area of focus. They choose not to hold a wider focus. We can only function with the information/experience we have, and we are all doing the best we can. Here lies the beginnings of compassion for others, but most especially for our self.
When we feel ourselves becoming angry or overwhelmed we would do better to slow our breathing and feel the floor beneath our feet and the sun on our back, in other words step into the moment , the space around us and not remain in our head.
This ancient saying may give us perspective.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill,
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity
After all I would not want another to change me, that is my responsibility, my life’s work and sacred agenda, only I can work out the meaning of my particular life and live then to my highest potential.