posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:40 AM
I have recently been mediating on the subject of interacting with others and losing the ego. My goal was to adjust my paradigm to help me maintain
mindfulness while dealing with the everyday world.
As I began to mediate I visualized all other people as one person with different facets. As I stand behind the counter at work and I go about my day I
am only dealing with one person, or hundreds of copies of the same person. The energy of their existence is the same energy so they are all one.
This was me searching for a way to maintain my composure and compassion with all people I interact with. With this perspective there were only two
people in the Universe, Me and billions of this other guy.
As I continued meditating the "All are one" concept kept bringing it self out. So all are one, that means that I am not seeing a Universe with me
and billions of this other guy, there is just me. Me and billions of other me's running all over the Universe.
I have even take it a step further and as I talk to people I try to visualize me standing there, with my face, characteristics, etc, and I think how
would I react to myself, not John, Suzie, stranger, boss, whatever.
How patient would I be if I it was ME standing at the counter confused, holding up the line, on my cell phone. Would I get angry and frustrated or
would I calmly confront myself and patiently seek to help me.
How helpful would I be if I had to get up after dinner and go do the dishes. Would I just sit there and surf ATS or would I think that I would want
some help? Of course I would want help cleaning up dinner and I would appreciate myself for doing it.
When a subordinate at work makes a critical error (or a small one) how would I treat myself as compared to how I would treat John Employee. Well, I
would want to treat myself respectfully, solve why I made a mistake and set myself up for success next time. I wouldn't want to yell at me as I may
want to yell at John Employee.
When I am with a bunch of strangers I do not imagine them all naked to help me relax, I imagine them all as me. I can tell a joke to myself and not be
nervous. I am sure a room full of me's would love to hear me speak and I can be comfortable while speaking because I am speaking to myself.
So now my meditations have taken me to visualizing what I call the "Lonely Universe. Not lonely emotionally, but lonely for their is only one person
in the Universe and we are all that person.