Today is not just about perspective but to help you get aware of all the places where the points of view that you might have, about what is right and what is wrong, functions as a block in your path.
We did an exercise a couple of days back. It was connected to the point of views that we pick up from our parents, friends and people around us. These points of view condition us to see things as right and wrong.
Let's take this one step forward now.
We get so attached to a certain point of view, that we don’t wish to see beyond them. We perceive, that is the way to function in the world out there, and anything that happens other than that is wrong.
I’m not just talking about a difference of opinion, but also the attachment to your righteousness that actually creates a block.
Let's take a family business for example. A 3-decade-old family business, where everything is done in a certain fashion, a structure to follow. Yes, that repeated act might have brought in a lot of business, however, the attitude of "I have got this right", could restrict its growth.
Let us take for example Kodak. It did not fail because it missed the digital age. It actually invented the first digital camera in 1975. However, instead of marketing the new technology, the company held back for fear of hurting its lucrative film business, even after digital products were reshaping the market.
They thought they got it right, they did not wish to change their point of view, they did not want to look at other possibilities, they did not tap into awarness and hence the downfall.
Even mother nature changes with time, to create more. She could have decided, "I have got it right with the dinosaurs", but life is about growing and growth does not come till you take a step towards it. The detachment from our rights and wrongs is the way to growth and creation.
Today look at where all have you though something is right. And if it can be done any different? Where all, have you restricted your growth with your limited perspective?
Ask yourself, if I do it this way will it create more? Does doing this make me feel light?
If you really see, all these points of views of right and wrong are nothing more but just fabrications of the society, you will find freedom.
I am not saying that there is nothing right and nothing wrong. All I am saying that everything could be right and anything can be wrong. And to know this, it is most important to go with your knowing, the heaviness and lightness you feel while doing something. Don’t solidify a situation by categorizing as right and wrong, ask for awareness about it. You could love going to the gym, that makes you feel right and light, however, I could just love to take a stroll and that would be just right too. You are not right and I am not wrong. Go with your knowing, about yourself and a situation. We all are different, diffrent things work for each one of us.
Holistic Living - Aarti Asrani
Mind. Body. Soul