My World and Your World
Sometimes you may see that some of the things in my world are not real. The stories I tell myself construct my reality and distort how I see the world. The things I hold to be true may not make any sense to you. It may be frustrating to you.
But it is real to me.
And I have news for you. Your world is not altogether real either. And sometimes I may see that some of the things you hold as real are distorted. And yet it is real to you.
So I propose that we show some respect for each other’s worlds. And if we do choose to challenge each other’s realities, we do so with compassion. And gentleness.
We came by our realties and belief systems honestly. We rely on them to make sense of the world. We have likely carried them for a long time. When we see that something we thought was real is an illusion, it can be very disorienting and even frightening.
And so it follows that if you have the courage to do some of the powerful and liberating work to challenge your own reality, you also do it with compassion. When you do see that something you held to be true is not true, you have revaluate your life.
So be gentle with yourself. You will likely feel disillusioned. That is, you may feel like your life has been turned upside down.
No need to beat yourself up. It is tough enough already. All that matters is that you are free of the illusion now. You may have to grieve some of the things in your life that have been affected by your illusions.
So what illusion of yours or someone else’s have you seen through recently? Did you show yourself or them compassion?
Posted on Thu, May 29, 2014
by Michael Hoffman filed under