Recently a sweet friend asked me the following question:
How is it possible to show the same love and affection to everyone, sometimes there are people who irritate us in such a way that I do not have a good feeling and I cannot show them love ?
At one time in my life I realized that “all is one”, that we are all “One Consciousness”.
There is no tree inside a tree, there is only consciousness; there is no rock inside a rock, only consciousness; there is no person inside a person, only consciousness, and the forms are all impermanent — they may come and they may go away but the consciousness that resides inside the form is the one that is permanent.
The more I realized this , the more I chose to hold on to the permanent rather than the impermanent.
Our beautiful Indian tradition of saying “namaste/namaskaram” is a grand reminder of this concept. When we say namaste by folding our palms in front of our heart and looking at the person in front of us, we acknowledge that the body is the temple and that the Divine resides inside each body/form, so when we say namaste, the Divine in us is saluting the Divine in the other person.
I can understand your feelings of irritation that you are talking about.
Do you know that on this planet there is no “me” and “the other person”? It is only me, everyone is a form of me, separation is only in the mind, it is an illusion.
This is a cosmic comedy, everything around us is a reflection of our own selves.
And that is why every religion and every great master who came into the Planet talks about doing unto others what we want them to do unto us. This is a grand secret to the way of wisdom and freedom!
We get irritated with people when we see our faults in them, so I truly feel that each person is a representation of every aspect of ourselves, they come into our lives as gifts so that we can see ourselves and choose the attributes that we would wish to live by.
Some people are examples showing us how to live our lives in a wonderful way, and some people teach us how not to live our lives.
So every one in a way is our teacher, it is wise to take that which you want and to give thanks for all the revelations that life brings to us in mysterious ways.
Realizing this we can easily drop our judgments about people, this will take us to our expansion beyond the mind stories. This will bring us freedom, help us to gather wisdom in every situation and allow us to live as our Divine Selves on this Planet.
Forgetting to live as our Divine Selves is the only illusion on this Planet.
I trust that I have answered your question.
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