Seeing life through filters

 

At times, I guess we all see life through our fears and our conditioning.   In these moments we fail to relate to what is actually here, but filter life through our ideas of where things should be, or how others are out to get us and who is to blame and how we should defend ourselves.

The aim of our practice is to  release the mind from suffering and stress. This is best achieved by dropping these judgmental filters and by being willing to be here with whatever is arising, in an open way. The day as it unfolds is always within our reach. We just have to stay connected to it.

The great blessings of humankind are within us and within our reach;

but we shut our eyes,

and, like people in the dark,

we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.

Seneca, Roman Stoic philosopher, 4 BC – 65 AD