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What does it mean when we compare ourselves to others? Are we the same? Do we reach for the same status quo? Do we have more are we better than others? Or are we equal as in universal?
What does it mean when we say we’re different? We are comparing ourselves as different from others? We’re not like anyone else, we are younger, we are older, we are from a different culture, we have a different religion. Does this mean we’re not the same?
I think that we have so many things in common that it’s hard to ignore them. So, instead of comparing the differences between us and them, why don’t we celebrate the similarities? We all are born. We all want to believe that we came here for a reason. We all are made of 70% water. We all need love to survive, not just to survive, we need it to thrive.
So, how can we take this into our lives and celebrate those similarities and see them in others? I think it’s very challenging. My Sensei once said to me “Aikido very simple but it is not easy.”
What this means to me is, you need to look at the very heart of things realize that we’re all connected and then you can put that heart centered awareness into everyday life. Aikido is like dance, you have to agree with your partner and flow with where they want to go.
This is seeing things from their perspective and celebrating the sameness of being human.
This can be very challenging when you’re put in a stressful situation. This is exactly the time you need to be able to go into your heart and find the answer. You cannot be in your heart and angry or stressed at the same time. It is physically impossible, your body is sending a signal that’s completely different when you’re angry then from when you’re calm.Ever try to be relaxed and stressed at the same time?
Here is a simple way of getting into your heart. Place your hand on your heart, slow down your breathing, and think of someone or something you’re grateful for. Bringing that energy of gratitude into your Heart Center will make you calm and an answer will come to you whatever the situation. Once you start doing this on a regular basis, you won’t have to take as much time to get the answers they will begin to flow to and through you. You will know that everyone is the same. Everyone has a heart. Everyone has a connection they can go to. Then, you can start to help other people by guiding them through their own challenges. Even if you don’t want to do this for a living, Wouldn’t it be great to be able to help family and friends? I urge you to try it out for 30 days and observe the changes that occur in your life. You have nothing to lose and you may find that your life will change in many wondrous ways.
This means the questions that we keep asking about why everyone is so different won’t become a part of your daily routine or life. Then, when other people begin to recognize the change in you, they’ll come to you and ask, “Why are you so happy?”And that my friend is just the beginning.
Many blessings on your new Journey