First of all, we must understand this: We have all been given free will, which means, every single one of us has the birthright to choose how we want to live, what we want to do, and what we want to believe in. Most of us don’t exercise this free will however because we’re compelled to follow the herd. It takes a lot of courage and conviction to break out of collective dynamics, and live as an individual. This is the work of many years.
The reason I’m sharing this with you first is so that you accept and integrate the fact that it’s not our place to dictate how others should live, nor others’ place to decide how we should live.
Secondly, we all come from different backgrounds that conditioned us to be a certain way, to believe in certain things, and to live according to what is true for us. It’s very easy to lose ourselves in our own mind, and believe the whole world thinks and lives just as we do. Through traveling, both using a plane or our own Intelligence, we discover that Creation expresses Itself in an infinite number of ways. And we are one of Its countless expressions just as others are too.
Example: When we condemn someone because they behave in a way that is alien to us, as an example, you’ve been vegetarian your whole life and now you see people eating meats of all sorts — it’s easy to condemn those who eat meat, and find arguments to reinforce your condemnation. That’s the easy way. That’s just us wanting for the world to conform to what is true for us, because if what is true for us isn’t true, we feel insecure. And as long as we’re driven by this unconscious insecurity, we’re not growing as a soul.
And lastly — nothing lasts. Reading this may make you feel a bit uneasy, but it shouldn’t. In fact, it’s great news. Everything is subject to change. As much as we tend to make a whole story out of people’s attitudes, people’s attitudes depend on many factors. Most of the time, people have a hard controlling themselves. Living based on our impulses means we’ve not grown enough — why on Earth would you take such behaviors seriously? They don’t deserve your attention. Period.
Time to practice. A practice to help you integrate and apply these principles in your life is meditation, which is very simple.
All you need to do is to get comfortable, close your eyes, screen out the world, and simply pay attention to your breathe on each inhale and exhale. Do it for 10–20 min everyday. And because, “as above, so below, as within, so without,” being able to remain purely aware of your breathe will teach you to see the temporary nature of everything in your life. You’ll switch from being a “reactor” to being simply aware, allowing events to start, reach their peak, and disappear.
Living peacefully is a choice. By releasing our prejudices, we see the world as a rich expression of the Divine. One that has been created for our own enjoyment 😉
I hope it brought you some clarity.
If you need additional information, let me know in the comments.
As a final note.
If you’ve been meditating, using affirmations and thinking positively for a while now, without necessarily integrating spiritual truths at a soul level even though you understand them intellectually — I’ve written a book to help you understand the main blocks to true spiritual growth, and how to overcome them. I’m sure you’re tired of “knowing” about God because you can’t wait to experience God. That’s what we explore in Spiritual Transition. Give the book a look here.