I’m a beginning to become a believer that there is always another way of seeing the world and if you can do it, one that can change things … for the best.

The issue is that I never said I was good at it, but I am trying.

I have seen glimpses of how things could be different, observing things from another angle that could lead to great change, only to fall into ‘my’ rote way of being and then start acting from that position (again). It’s like seeing the way out of a maze through high yew hedges and then getting spun around simply to end up following the well worn path that you and everyone else has trod before that leads you into a dead end or even worse a circular existence.

However, because I have seen through the ‘veil’ of my stuck mental patterns, I have come to realise that with a few small changes in direction I could make a fundamental change to how things unfold. There are however a few realities that need to be accepted.

Firstly, I am not perfect, not good (or bad) at anything in particular, I am a Libra after all (always playing the middle ground). But to achieve someone I do need to keep moving forward. I, more often that not, don’t step up and I just end up standing still. Perhaps more importantly though I am not always right, but I can’t seem to demonstrate or refute any of that if I don’t act. So act I must.

Secondly, and this is also part of the interplay it life. Nor are YOU (the other people that I come across). I have as much right to question your view of the world as you have of mine but it needs to be done from an open hearted place. The world is so full of judgement that we all have to accept our part in the illusion that we are the keeper of ‘the truth’. The truth of the things that we hold to be true are very much wavering and altering like shifting sand. An example would be what is perceived as healthy for us. Just look at the changes in direction of what is good and bad in terms of diet! It’s like being on a ‘nutritional’ rollercoaster that seems to have no end. Yes there are some fundamental, underlying principles that are sound and solid but the rest is often based on fad and fallacy and what is en vogue at the time of publication. Only you know, deep down what is good for you and how you want to live and therefore you should ask from that place; “what ‘feels’ right at my very core?”

Thirdly, I need to stop being sensitive to other peoples challenges and be confident in what I am commenting on, but also at the same time accepting of another persons position and beliefs.

This leads me on to my last point, so do you. If I am not always right (see first point), but then by the same token, neither are you. If we accept there is difference and opinion we can then start to have meaningful dialogues about what is underlying our fixed views of the world and not get stuck on the surface of right and wrong. We can start to connect on a level that has common ground and common threads of sustainable truth. We can start to become one but from divergent perspectives. That to me is where real beauty and purest connection lays.

So to recap:

⁃ I need to get my finger out.

⁃ I need to move forward.

⁃ I need to be more confident in my actions.

⁃ I need to have an open heart.

⁃ I need to accept that other people are entitled to opinions and perspectives.

⁃ I need to delve down deep to find what lays beneath the surface of my own and others perspective.

⁃ I need to be open to criticism.

⁃ I need to be loving to myself and others.

But…

So do you.

Jonathan

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