‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.’ Albert Einstein
While it’s crucial that we stay aware of the lies we are being fed and the number of people who get hurt everyday for no good reason, the solution requires a different orientation. The solution is in stopping. If continuing the argument or throwing the stone back worked, we would have had world peace millions of years ago. We can’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results. Truth in the deepest sense doesn’t put anyone below us; it doesn’t require anyone else to do anything. Deep truth also doesn’t take convincing because it rings so true that we feel it, it’s a sensory experience rather than an intellectual one. It’s healing even when it hurts. So let yourself off the hook, when the stone gets thrown, don’t pick it up. A protest will work in the short term and the anger in the air is justified. But here’s the thing, the problem is not other people, even if you’re right. To someone else, you are other people.
The most potent medicine in this climate or any other is to know who you are. And the way to figuring that out is not an intellectual process. It is a stopping of processes. It’s about turning off the racket in our minds long enough for our highest self to emerge. It is a process of undoing rather that of doing. It is a matter of remembering rather than believing. It’s beyond all the man made things- religion, politics and personalities. Beliefs change, but the core of who we are is steady, amazing and the key to the solution. When we take off the layers of armor permanently and stand in the fullness of who we really are, we change the world.
Sending you a deep breath and a wonderful holiday season!