Happy Wednesday. Have an awesome day. Enjoy.
Always do your best……….notice how your attachment to your own thinking destroys the relationships around you. Ancient wisdom teaches us that one of the most important distinctions in life is to ask ourselves; do you own your knowledge or does your knowledge own you? Because if your knowledge owns you then you have become too attached to what you think and what you know and you’re not letting any new information in. This is a very dangerous place to be, when it comes to managing our relationships. Standing in judgment of people all the time, is a symptom of intense attachment where your ego not mindfulness is running the show. Yet if we allow ourselves to reflect we can see where our judgement has left a trail of broken relationships. Where without inquiry we have been both judge and jury. We have made all kinds of assumptions that are always aligned with our current knowledge.
Because when you are so attached to your own thinking you are sitting on the throne of being right and making others wrong. You are unwilling to explore other peoples thoughts because ego doesn’t like vulnerability because it can’t control the outcome So take inventory in your life……look at your work, and your closest relationships and think about how often you judge. How often are they wrong, and you’re right. Attachment doesn’t allow us to live wholeheartedly…..rather it completely stops our development. It hinders the natural curiosity of an open mind. It effectively ends relationships because there is no discussion. It prevents us from having a strong back and a soft front. Our strong back lets us stand in our power and our soft front keeps us open to new possibilities and knowledge that will keep us growing both in our spirituality and our intellect. When you judge others, you don’t define them; you define yourself. Today, be open and you will learn new things. Namaste
Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. said “Listening to what others say without giving their words power over us allows us to become aware of our own truth. It enables us to see what is real for us and what is just an illusion – a lie essentially fueled by personal importance. The gift of listening will expose any illusions of personal importance. If we are coming from a place of awareness, our truth does not need to be defended through the ego feeding mechanics of an argument. It requires very little energy on our part to simply state our truth. If we choose to state it. There comes a point in life when we grow tired of needing to be right. Especially when we see how this ego feeding need affects our relationships with people. At times our attachments don’t let us see further than the tips of our own noses.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach