Every one of us has a conversation or experience every day that changes our mindset or viewpoint about something, somehow.
It’s not a bad thing. Our experiences and the way they change us is part of the magic of life. We learn so much from each other. We discover the world by each other, we see what is possible, we use each other to feel things we never have before. We have access to millions of amounts of interactions and conversations and exchanges. And we’re changed by each one of them, whether we’re present to it or not.
And that’s where it gets dangerous, when we let the outside–friends, family, religion, quotes, memes!–start to tell us what to do and how to feel. The fact is this–your truth, will never be the same as someone else’s truth, so while seeking advice and talking things out can be helpful…there can be no perfect advice because no one else is you and their truth is not the same as yours.
Have you ever gone to several different friends with help on the same problem? How many different answers and views did you get? 5, 10, 15 people will probably all have different advice for you. So don’t listen to any of it…or at least if you do, be skeptical. And most definitely remember–you don’t have to believe any of it.
The beautiful happenings of the earth are how we learn, but often times we let our opinions or the opinions of others get in the way of the Truth. We experience on the outside, but Truth comes from the inside, below the conscious mind. If we can be present to our experience, but hold back our labels, judgements and expectations, quiet the mind and just listen–imagine what it would reveal about yourself. What does the subtle mind say, before it’s filtered through all our “experiences”? What truth lies below. What glorious and wondrous knowledges are hidden in your soul’s DNA that you have yet to tap into?
Be silent, be still, and watch what comes forth from the subconscious to the conscious.