People Who Don’t Get It

10 Nov

You may be someone who understands the true nature of reality, perceiving deeply that we all emanate from the same source, that we are all essentially one, and that we are here on earth to love one another. To understand this is to be awakened to the true nature of the self, and it is a blessing. Nevertheless, people who just don’t get it are seemingly everywhere and, often, in positions of power. It can be frustrating and painful to watch them behave unconsciously. We all encounter individuals of this bent in our families, at work, and in all areas of public life. It is easy to find ourselves feeling intolerant of these people, wishing we could be free of them even though we know that separation from them is an illusion.

It helps sometimes to think of us all as different parts of one psyche. Just as within our own hearts and minds we have dark places that need healing, the heart and mind of the world has its dark places. The health of the whole organism depends upon the relative health of the individuals within it. We increase harmony when we hold onto the light, not allowing it to be darkened by judgment, anger, and fear about those who behave unconsciously. It’s easier to accomplish this if we don’t focus on the negative qualities of individuals and instead focus on how increasing our own light will increase the light of the overall picture.

When dealing with people who seem very unconscious, it helps to remember that every one must find their own way to awakening and that the experiences they are having are an essential part of their process. Holding them in the light of our own energy may be the best way to awaken theirs. At the same time, we are inspired by their example to look within and shed light on our own unconscious places, sacrificing the urge to judge and surrendering instead to humble self-inquiry.

Daily OM


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3 responses to “People Who Don’t Get It

  1. luxpax

    November 10, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    yes they basically don’t GET IT…

  2. fluidspirit

    November 11, 2006 at 12:57 am

    If we were that conscious, those ‘unconscious’ wouldn’t bother us, ha ha ha! Everyone & everything has its place. Its all signifigant in the whole scheme of things. Even that stupid person. Fluidspirit’s two cents 🙂

  3. naturalhigh

    November 11, 2006 at 9:15 am

    I see what you are referring to, Gracie. Another way of looking at it is that “they” don’t get it in the way that I am expressing it. Most people will get interconnectedness when given grossly apparent examples, like road rage or group prayer, or the group presence at a concert. We can all feel that.

    Some people miss the subtleties, the deeper aspects of interconnectedness. Those of us who do understand this nature of reality can effect change without getting everyone to agree with us. We need only form clusters of goodwill, accepting and affirming conversation, and support for each other. What we do in small groups radiates and causes change in ephemeral yet powerful ways.

    Or so I’ve found.


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