STANDING ASIDE and impartially observing ourselves plays an important part in our learning process. Being fully aware of what we are doing and thinking as we go through our day gives us the opportunity to make better choices about how we handle the problems that crop up in our daily life.
WHEN WE ARE UPSET OR HURT or feeling like the world is against us, we tend to blame some other person or some outside event. We may be confronted by an angry person, or have an accident of some sort, or there’s a family squabble, or we’re just having a bad day.
WE TEND TO IGNORE OR DISBELIEVE any new ideas, especially about spirituality that clashes with our own ingrained beliefs and yet, there is a way to get past those self opinionated beliefs that make us think that we are right about everything and that is to transcend those beliefs.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR BODY, but look at it from a completely impersonal perspective, free of any thought about it, without any sense of ownership. Look in the mirror at your face, your eyes, but look without the thinking mind. What do you see?
WE ARE TOLD THAT IF WE BECOME ENLIGHTENED, or awakened, or consciously aware, it will assist us in understanding the reason for life and most importantly, who we are and why we are here. We are also told that our life will become free of problems.