Inspired by the fabulously smart Byron Katie.
Don’t we all know that we are better off when we accept those things in our lives that we cannot change anyways?
Don’t we know that we shouldn’t put any energy into things that we don’t believe in?
Don’t we know that by judging other people we actually judge ourselves?
I guess the answer is ‘YES’ on each of these questions. Yet, we find ourselves in exactly those situations over and over again.
We get angry when a situation or a person winds us up, although IT IS.
We feel exhausted, sad or misunderstood when – often for the sake of others – we invest our time, money and efforts into things that we don’t actually believe in, leaving us frustrated, because we didn’t say no, leaving us feeling guilty when we did, leaving us unsatisfied, because we didn’t invest our time into the things that really matter to us. And yet, IT IS.
We feel hurt, when we are being judged by people. And still, IT IS.
I’ve been wondering: If it is all so clear, then why is it so damn hard to love what is? Why do we spend so much time thinking, moving everything from right to left in our head, analysing, hoping, wishing for a change (in others)?
Because it is a process.
And according to Byron Katie: Because you have to do the work first.
Any negative or restricting emotion, be it disappointment, fear, anger or sadness, derives from somewhere within us. Not from somewhere outside of us. This is the 1st step for improvement and for getting closer to loving what it is. Because IT IS.
We won’t stop projecting certain feelings into other people or situations, unless we are aware that this is what we do. We are responsible for our life and hence our emotions, feelings and actions. It’s not the responsibility of anyone else. This is in my opinion the 2nd step towards loving what is. Because IT IS.
We will repeat what we don’t repair. So, we should really look into everything that IS. To start repairing what lies within us, to then dissolve what lies within others. Ask yourself in the entire process:
Is this the truth?
Then you will be ready to start your healing process. And this healing process will lead you to
Loving what is.
PS: I’m in the middle of the process and it is worth starting. Send me a pink note, if you want to share your thoughts or comment on the article.