The more we think we know, the more we begin to realize we don’t.
The stronger our ego, there is a stronger likelihood we will react out of defense, anger, sadness and take things personally. The thing is, when someone has a strong ego, their blinders are up: they are not seeing the big picture.
We avoid seeing the bigger picture because we hang on for dear life to our previous thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and interpretations, generalizations of how to world works. Brain science authenticates we spend a majority of our time recycling preconceived notions. It is no wonder the world becomes stuck or suffering ensues…because we are resistant to looking at things another way.
There is a character in a book in my favorite book series. The series has changed my life and the insight I glean from the characters within its pages never ceases to amaze me and incite change in my own way I look at life. Sometimes my blinders are challenged.
More or less, the supporting character is whom the main character turns to in her greatest time of tunnel vision. In this particular visit, the supporting character instructs her pupil, if you will, that she is pushing too hard to find answers. When in fact, if she let up a little bit, she would notice something there she hadn’t noticed.
He uses a tactile example. There is a breeze of wind and it is blowing a curtain inwards, he instructs her to hold the curtain in her hand and proceeds to ask her if she can feel the pattern. He is blind.
She says that there is no pattern. To which he responded that she was pressing too hard. And as a matter of fact, once she released from pressing hard on the fabric, she felt the patterns. To amplify the pattern across her finger pads, she closed her eyes.
Universal wisdom is there if you are open to its wisdoms. If you aren’t open to it, then let go from trying to look so hard and learn to let go of your ego.
Not sure how?
Here is where the complaints, the accusations, placing the blame, and staying stuck, can be looked at in a completely new way, as it is you that has all the answers, not the world, for what is most in alignment for you.
Thank you for pursuing what it is you believe is best for you. Lead intuitively led lives.
Grounds For Clarity