It’s easy to react negatively to someone who allows themselves to be controlled by runaway emotions, thoughts, and delusions.
It’s so easy to make judgments about someone’s sanity or state of wellness when one experiences a loved one having a neurotic or psychotic episode.
What is difficult is to continually be present and compassionate and supportive; therein lies the spiritual practice which helps us evolve.
It’s difficult to be mindful of our thoughts and of the emotions which attach to those thoughts.
It takes effort to make space between our thoughts and our decisions, words, and actions.
The more we become mindful of our thought process the more it becomes easier to be compassionate and less judgmental in our minds.
The pursuit of glamours: desires, cravings, pride, fame, power; these pursuits lead us to suffering and to despair when they are not fulfilled. These pursuits are framed within a belief which is deluded and distorted making our choices unfulfilling and leaving us dis-satisfied, leading to despair.
The deluded thinking, the distorted perceptions, inferences, deductions, inductions, are indicators of maya and causes of suffering, pain, and depression.
So you may ask yourself: how do we protect ourselves from deluded thinking?
How do we stay present to our heart center and live in compassion for everyone we encounter without judgment?
The answer is found in our heart center and in filling ourselves with the air element and space element.
We can make ‘space’ for everyone, every experience, without judgment, by bathing our presence with compassion; connecting our heart center with the air and space which surrounds us.
We can embrace the ‘other’ by including them into our circle of breath and compassion.
We can understand them by perceiving ‘them’ as part of ‘us’ within our sharing ‘earth’, ‘water’ and ‘fire’ elements.
Let us ask for stability, comfort, inspiration to assist us in our finding compassion and presence for others we meet today.
Let us think of every ‘other’ as one of our mothers from past lives to inspire us towards compassion and love.