Over the last week the last deeply rooted sankara of fear and anger towards an individual has dissolved which has change my entire perspective. While I was harboring this fear and anger, I could never fully open up and feel unconditional love for all beings. Part of me was afraid of being hurt by opening up, and part of me was angry that someone would hurt me when I opened up, but both of these conditions were in my head and not in the reality of my world. After 3 years of daily meditation it feels like I can finally open up to the world and this might change my life completely.
I’ve always been driven to make the world a better place. Intuitively, I felt there was something wrong with the way our society functioned, so when I found Vipassana I felt like I had discovered the tool that could help purify the goals of society. The problem is, nearly everyone I know and meet has no interest in meditating so a change isn’t as simple as telling everyone to go meditate. I didn’t know another way to truly help someone if they didn’t want to meditate so I was stuck.
After this recent shift, I feel like I can make a huge contribution to the world and the people in my sphere but unconditionally loving them (as best I can). Everyone has their own journey to live. Who am I to say they’re living the wrong journey? But it seems that everyone is on a quest to find unconditional love in their own way, and I can try to give them that. Vipassana feels like the tool I’ve found to become a more loving person. As a loving person I can care for everyone, not just others interested in meditation. What an interesting journey this is. Time to meditate.