A Practice To Find Yourself
I invite you to try one of the most life-altering experiments I have taken up in the past year.
It is simple, yet life changing in so many ways:
In all of your human interactions, look into the eyes of the other person, and begin to see yourself in Him. Not just figuratively. Look into the soul of “another” and understand that that is You in another time and place and body, but that is you.
Then, begin to treat people as such.
And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
- Mark 12:31
When you walk down the street, see if the person walking toward you is open to eye contact. If they are, smile, and say hello. Know in your heart that this “neighbor” is You, a soul that is not disconnected, but a part of your own. And, see what happens.
Talk to the people in the coffeeshop as if they were you, as if they were lost brothers and sisters that are now found. Open yourself up, open your heart up. See what happens.
You will come to find, there are some people that intuitively know this.
They know that you are their brother or sister. They will help you as you help them. And, the world gets just a little brighter each time we help one another.
Some people will even act as if you had met long before, and will open up as you do. It is very easy to make friends when both people know they can be completely open with one another.
You are never alone, for:
No matter where you go, there you are.