Just be

'Thought' by Philip Dodson

Once we label ourselves as something…a leader, dominant, or a follower, an organiser, an alpha male/female, a rebel , a good person, a bad person, a whatever, it doesn’t matter what the label is, then we become that role. It is a role created by our mind and its ego. We often have many roles, a work mask, a home mask, there are many to wear.

We are not any particular thing, we are just a ball of energy, a beautiful human soul, housed in a physical carnation. We do not need to be one role or another, we just need to be.

Once we associate with the egoic labels and its creations, then the suffering comes, then we have to be a certain persona and defend its status against others, we then have to act out the role and all the stress that creates maintaining it so others do not judge or threaten it. There is an internal pressure created by the ego to play out these roles and maintain them for fear of what others might think if we slip up.

Life in this moment, just simply being our true essence is without all the drama and suffering of having to act out, maintain and defend a role. We are just a simple human soul enjoy this now moment.

Just be.

We are all one moment away

We are all just a short step from our life being turned upside down, there are no guarantees, no certainties…everything can change in an instance. It can come from just a simple choice that leads to a big change.

Yet we can be cruelly judgemental of others who’s perceived fortunes have changed and are seen as no longer worthy humans because their struggles in life have lead to them becoming, say homeless or drug users or whatever other activity society might sneer at.

We are all worthy, no matter what, from the day we are born to the day we die. Our choices are not the measure to define us by. We all make them and we all make ‘good’ ones and ‘bad’ ones. It’s all very subjective anyway, who is to say what is right?. Yet as a society we are conditioned to judge others for their ‘bad’ choices, yet we’d excuse ourselves.

Judgement serves no purpose and is actually more a reflection of ourselves than the person we judge.

We are all one moment away from a bad choice…so best to accept others as they are and to leave others to be. Our choices are the only thing we control and again, it doesn’t make us a bad person permanently, if we make a wrong choice. We can start again in an instance and change, but it becomes harder once we have been labelled.