Seeing Our Behavioural Blind Spots
This week’s invitation is a juicy one. It’s the invitation to note our behavioural blind spots.
I believe one of many issues many people discover troublesome on the subject of dwelling with consciousness is seeing the areas the place we’re caught in our personal patterns, our personal neurosis, weaknesses or unhealthy habits.
As a result of we don’t wish to determine with or settle for some elements of ourselves, they typically change into blind spots to us. They change into marginalised elements of ourselves. Issues that we don’t see clearly about ourselves although different individuals can typically see them simply.
What you resists persists however the seeing is releasing
However figuring out these blind spots really gives us a few of our richest insights and our biggest alternatives for development and awakening.
All of us have these blind spots, with some explicit patterns being bigger for us than others. Similar to in a automobile, figuring out your blind spots is essential and you need to make just a little bit of additional effort to make sure that you see them and due to this fact know what you might be doing.
As a result of similar to once you’re driving your automobile, should you don’t examine your blind spots, you may get into all types of bother.
Something you resent strongly can also be in you
One of many easiest methods to determine your personal blind spots is to note what you strongly dislike in others, what triggers you, what you react to. What we resist in others is usually what we’re resisting seeing in ourselves.
Within the phrases of Eckhart Tolle “Something that you just resent and strongly react to in one other can also be in you.”
If we take the time to get actually inquisitive about this and spot these items, to replicate on how we may be resisting inside ourselves what we’re reacting to, then each state of affairs is one other alternative to know ourselves higher and change into extra self conscious, extra current, extra compassionate.
Let the grittiness of life present you the pearls of knowledge
In meditation, we’re coaching in understanding the thoughts and our true nature extra totally, however typically we don’t see every part.
Generally it’s solely after we’re going about our day that now we have these alternatives for the grittiness of on a regular basis life to rub up in opposition to us and reveal our tender spots, the elements of ourselves that now we have not but been in a position to settle for.
This week’s invitation: Let your triggers change into your lecturers
So this week’s invitation is to let your triggers change into your lecturers. If there’s a extremely sturdy feeling of resistance or dislike in the direction of some side of one other individual or a sure behaviour, change into inquisitive about what it would have the ability to present you or train you about your self.
There’s very more likely to be one thing there you can find out about the best way you are feeling about that a part of your self. Particularly if this can be a repeating sample of one thing you react to so much.
And simply figuring out that the extra we will all be keen to look truthfully and gently at ourselves and acknowledge and settle for all of the elements of ourselves, the extra complete, fulfilled and relaxed inside ourselves we change into, and the extra consciously and compassionately we will stay our lives.
As at all times thanks in your observe and your presence right here on this group. Wishing you a beautiful week forward.
With love and respect,