"A weakness found in someone is yet another in ourselves."
It can be rather easy to find a weaknesses or pass some judgement on
others, but does it make sense to have this conditioned response?
People's dislikes commonly fall into these two categories: (a) I don't
like this because it is simply not good or (b) I am unhappy because
he/she isn't doing the "right" thing. The obvious problems are that,
either you are passing a judgement on what is good and what is bad
or your happiness is dependent on outside cirucumstances and hence
you're not in control of yourself. If instead, we choose to stop
reacting and accept things as they are, we will see that regardless of
what others say or do, the source of our happiness resides within
us. When something upsets us, the problem isn't in that situation or
person but rather in that we aren't capable of accepting that
situation as it is.
Similarly, when we find a weakness in others, it isn't necessarily a
problem in the other person/thing; instead, we have found another
block in us. There is nothing that prevents us from opening our hearts
and unequivocally loving every being. While meditating, we practice
this non-reaction and acceptance, which in turn, gives us greater
strength to love and accept everything around us.
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