“The heart before you is a mirror. See there your own form.” A Shinto Proverb.
Think about the last time you had a disagreement with someone. What thoughts did you have about that person? Were they kind and loving? My guess is no; the thoughts you had were more than likely mean and nasty. Now you ask, so what? We were arguing. Isn’t that what we do when we argue? And yes, we do. Yet, what if you could take a different approach? What if you could find a way to be kind and loving and discuss an issue to find a resolution? What if you became calm and curious instead of hostile and depressed?
Your mind is more like a projector than a camera. It doesn’t capture the image it projects what it sees as the truth. Do you want to change the outcome? Change what you expect. So, the next time you enter into a heated discussion with someone, slow down and send loving thoughts with your brain. See their idea as having merit. Be open to possibility. Let me know what happens.
*The idea for this blog came from Michael Neill’s Ted Talk “Why Aren’t We Awesomer”