My Favorite Rumi Quote
I believe that the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, while necessary in the world to some extent, have primarily become constructs by which we judge self and other. When we step outside of this framework, we access curiosity, possibility, wonder, connection, and acceptance (just to name a few!). I often start my workshops, coaching sessions and satsangs with this quote. Just to remind everyone that there is a different choice - that we don't have to show up in the dogmas of our childhoods, cultures or ancestors. We can show up in the field of awareness, and that is infinitely more powerful.
I love playing in the world. This is a wonderful concept to begin a playful experiment with. As much as possible bring your awareness throughout your day to every judgment of right and wrong that you have. During the day, you might think things like;
If you pay attention to how these thoughts feel, you might notice that they are hard, limited, contracted, and dense. I always say that they feel like styrofoam. When you notice yourself thinking in right/wrong judgements, try on new thoughts. Thoughts are like jeans, you can just try them on and see how they feel. If they feel good, keep them. If they feel bad, put them back on the rack. Possible thoughts to try on in these situations are:
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