The transition from habitually being stuck in our mind and thoughts, to being awake and conscious, is like any transition, it takes patience and being kind to ourselves.
It also takes being patient with others too.
If we think enlightenment and becoming awake makes us better, then we are still stuck in our minds and possessed by our egos.
Everyone is on their own journey and it is not our purpose to affect that journey or to judge it.
When we encounter others who are not awake, it is not our position to judge, criticise or try to alter that. Equally, if we enter other people’s drama and story, we only energise it.
All we can do is continue our own journey and try to be an example for others, try to bring our light. Stay away from our mind, be aware of our reactions to others and allow it to be and do not become it. Simply stay focused on the moment ourselves and not concern ourselves with others.
We are all equal, worthy and amazing human souls whatever our state of consciousness. Let others be.
What we think others need, is actually what we need.
When we judge others, we are really judging ourselves.
When we criticise, judge, compare, even well-intentioned thoughts of helping others, it is actually a reflection of ourselves and our needs. Instead of looking inwardly, our egos make us look outwardly to place our own frustrations on others or to build a feeling of superiority to make us feel better. So we can say that ‘I know best’ or ‘they’re doing it wrong’.
If we all focus on helping ourselves, and not judging, criticising, or ‘helping’ others, then we expand and are able to be an example and bring our light to others, not our interference, coercion or negativity. We have no right to assume we know others inner story or that we know what is best for them. We do not own others, we are all equal souls and can content ourselves with just being and letting others be.
Helping ourselves is a positive thing for ourselves and others, judging or forming opinions of others is only damaging and negative for ourselves and others.