Old Mind, New Mind
“Why do I see things differently to the way I previously saw them?”
“Why isn’t anyone seeing what I’m seeing?”
Carrying on from the box analogy, the stuffinsidethe box is our old ideas, traumas and collective fixations; the karmic load that we carry around.
The view from on topof the box (our table of all potentials) is seeing what is relevant.
There are times when these old ideas (inside the box) and new view (on top of the box) come into conflict with one another. We are thrown into a tizzy – a state of nervous excitement or agitation.
We have arrived at a situation where we think we shoulddo something a certain way, but it doesn’t sit well with how we see things now. The collective thinks one way, but we see it differently. It’s like trying to fit a large square peg into a tiny round hole.
This is the cause of most conflict, and is an especially sore point when it comes to family, and spiritual students. Emotions really do rise up and then smoulder, even to the point of being unbearable.
Sit it out. Do nothing. Watch. Wait. Breathe. Take a back seat. Rest and remain in emptiness. We don’t have to outshine others, or let them steal our joy. Life is far too short to carry resentments around all the time.
The world will still be annoying, but we’re not going to make it worse. As the Dalai Lama said, “Go and punch a pillow!” 😀