Evaluation

‘There are no good or bad people that come to our lives. There are only teachers’, I think it was the Buddha that said that.

It’s a very interesting perspective, as many people cross our paths in our life, sometimes for just a moment, sometimes a few weeks, a few months, some years or maybe a lifetime. It is the mind that judges and labels people ‘good’ or ‘bad’ based on our lenses that we view the world through. What if we accepted that each person has something to teach us and looked for that instead?

If we step away from the judgement and choose to look out to the exterior world without evaluation, then we see people for the soul that they are, we hear the words they actually say, we appreciate what they teach us. We truly see them and become willing to appreciate what they can offer to guide us or be an example to us.

Everything in life is an experience, and an opportunity to learn something or to just appreciate the beauty of each new experience. When we stop the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ label we appreciate this amazing moment of life for what it is, and each and every moment. We appreciate others instead of judging them.

It’s our evaluations that stop us growing not good or bad people, they only teach if we allow ourselves to see it.

Ups and downs…yep

If we expect plain sailing and smooth seas, we will be disappointed.

Life is always going to bring the ups and the downs. No ‘good’ thing will last and no ‘bad’ thing will either.

Everything is temporary on the surface of our time bound life situation.

Deep within our true essence and soul however, is like the bottom of the lake calm whatever is happening on the surface. Whether good or bad according to the mind and its labels, deep beyond thought is eternal peace.

Peace is within us always whatever the ups and downs. We can only access the peace in the present moment that is now.