There are times when you learn the truth about yourself from other people. It doesn’t come as a shock, you know it’s right, yet you were unaware of it before. This has the power to break through the filters in which we view life and grant more clarity and insight into the world that we are apart of.
Have you ever noticed in a conversation two different people will construct different interpretations and meanings upon hearing exactly the same words. These are the filters that deconstruct, then reconstruct the words into a meaning that can be added to a scaffolding or construct of belief that already exists inside them. This can result in the core belief being supported further, sometimes beyond the realm of reality.
Once you realize that people’s filters are distorting what they experience through all of their senses you come to understand that they are the ones creating the experience within. You really cannot make someone happy if their filters are interpreting everything as a rejection. You are not responsible for how someone interprets through their filters your words and actions.
However, you are responsible for what you do and say. You need to act with good conscience and in a way that supports the connection and provides the environment for Love to grow. Walking into any interaction with an open heart means that you can say no with Grace and Love, and it be about your needs, not about rejecting the other person. When we fear the others response, our heart is more closed and our words and actions can become more brittle and caustic to the environment.
If others experience the world through filters it means that you too experience the world through filters. What belief systems lay behind each of those filters. “I am not good enough” “I am not worthy” “I am unlovable” … What are your filters based upon…
When we discover our beliefs and attachments we begin the process of disarming the filters and making the choice each day and each moment as to how we experience the present moment. Can you find the Joy and Happiness, do you allow yourself to dance, to sing to create, are you open to receiving love, laughter and gifts from others. Can you risk being open to the possibility that letting go of some of the belief systems may open you up to an amazing world full of light and Love.
The past has gone, thank-you.
The present is here and now, thank-you.
The future is yet to come and full of amazing possibilities, thank-you.