“ But why are we so worried more about the hurry
and less about the harm?
Always trying to conquer that which does not offer
anything more than a broken heart.
Oh what a cost for love ...
Only want oh simple things,
mourning the loss and what could have been.
When did I let go to all that I use to know
this grave mistake has left an absence of hope.
I'm going back to the start “
~ City And Colour ~ The Hurry And The Harm ~
We all have it in us to behave in the ways we judge others. That is why we judge, because we are judging a part of us. A dark part of us that we keep hidden. That no one sees. But it is still there. Lurking. Waiting. Wondering what will be the trigger.
Recently, we watched a great movie, The Dhamma Brothers, in our weekly meditation crew. Highly recommended, we had an opportunity to see transformations occur within people who had been written off by society. Truly a powerful movie.
And it made me think ... is someone bad or did they behave badly? Do we shame people in our lives, for what they did, by labelling them rather than the act? There are always consequences to our actions as the actions themselves carry power. What we do and say has this power, meaning and purpose.
And sometimes ... we just make
really. poor. choices.
But as it is being explained to me ... to harm another individual, you have to experience harm personally. That is how you know the difference. A terrorist has been terrorized. A rapist has been violated. It is learned, taught, shown, explained ... it is EXPERIENCED first ... that is if you believe this way. Some don’t so whatever floats your boat.
Yet, we are judged very quickly on what we do wrong, rather than all the things we do right. And many don’t want to believe or accept that someone can change. I have heard many times ... “A leopard doesn’t change it’s spots” ... but isn't that because he was born with them on his skin? Rather, we can change our behaviour ... how we respond, act and do.
We learn that nothing out “there” will make us happy ... chasing after something that doesn't last. All is temporary. All is impermanent. And this can provide a sense of chaos or relief in your life ... depending on where you are in your journey.
The bad news is, all things are temporary
The good news is, all things are temporary
If you took a selfie of your soul,
you’d see how beautiful you really are ...
We forget to practice the most important practice ... loving kindness towards ourselves. It is time to believe in yourself. It is time to listen within.
BE in stillness ... the answers are all there.