Another perspective

To the mind, everything is serious and urgent. It all matters. There is no perspective, just the ‘heat’ of the moment of whatever thoughts are causing suffering. It dominates everything, if we allow it.

When we have no perspective other than that of our mind, we suffer, we cause ourselves fear. That leads to anxiety, anger, frustration, worry…essentially a whole host of different emotions that create turbulence in our bodies and affect our actions, if we become the reaction.

There is always another option, a different route, a different perspective. We can choose to allow our thoughts to be, to not take them seriously, to not become the reaction.

When we have a perspective of calm, based on being present in the moment, our consciousness allows us to see that nothing matters, other than being present and enjoying the reality of being alive.

Lens of judgement

When we choose judgement over empathy, we are not allowing ourselves to appreciate the other person’s circumstances. We do not know what is happening, or has happened, in another person’s life that may have conditioned them or caused them to react in a way that we may judge as incorrect.

If we choose to observe without evaluation and respond from a position of empathy and peace within us, then we may find that we are viewing others as the beautiful human soul that we all are and that we so often miss through our lens of judgement.