The Other Person is You.
Recognizing your connection and shared humanity in the midst of your detour into fear.
I recently had an experience where my ego took me out for a spin. Despite the work I’ve done and my spiritual practice, I let my ego drive the car in what I can only refer to as a drag race. The ego swerving around corners and speeding through red lights as I clutched the arm rests and squeezed my eyes shut.
An old story was played, an old wound was scratched, and I took the bait. I bought into the mad idea of the ego, even though I knew in my heart that it wasn’t based in truth or love. I was completely derailed. For days I spun out of control, unable to grasp onto anything and anchor myself down. I watched, and I prayed, and I meditated. It was like the instructions on the shampoo bottle, rinse and repeat. Repeat over and over, and over.
In what felt like a two day street fight to regain my sanity and be able to put my feet back onto solid ground, one message came through loud and clear amidst all the noise and chaos.
The other person is you.
In the midst of my detour and stumble down the rabbit hole, I had completely forgotten about the other person involved in this situation.
We are all interconnected, and our struggles are one of the many things that connect us and contribute to our shared humanity.
Whatever you’re going through, or whatever the situation. What if the person on the other side is going through the same things as you. What if they’re also struggling with their own doubts, fears, and insecurities. What if they’re doing the best they can to wrestle their ego out of the driver’s seat?
When we recognize that the other person is us, it enables us to make generous assumptions on their behalf regarding their actions and motives.
We all struggle, and we all get derailed by our ego. One of our ego’s strongholds on us is the notion that we are all separate from one another. Nothing could be further from the truth.
But, it’s buying into this notion that keeps us isolated, and spinning in the tiny mad ideas of the ego. Continuously falling down the proverbial rabbit hole. Those stories and mad ideas, are our fears, nothing more.Recognize that the other person is you, and they are struggling too. Click To Tweet
When we enter into communion with our brothers and sisters, and we bring those fears into the light, they dissolve. Because darkness cannot live in the presence of light.
Beautiful warrior, whatever dilemma or situation you may find yourself in today, remember; the other person is you.Recognize your connection and shared humanity in the midst of your detour into fear. Click To Tweet
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