Emotion and personal conviction often compel us to act, sometimes on instinct, without thought or care for the potential consequences. That becomes more profound when survival is at the heart of the action required, be it our own or that of someone you either love or feel particularly protective of such as an infant, the infirm, or elderly.
Being able to stand back and understand the bigger picture is a real skill when such a compulsion takes over.
Why would you want to stand back in such circumstances?
Taking a moment to think about how your behaviour will impact someone else’s life and giving your higher perspective time to override your ego is never going to be easy in a drama-rich event but unless it’s life or death, and I mean that literally, you could actually be doing more harm than good by interfering.
Knowing when to let life happen can often be the most empowering thing you can do for another human being. It allows them to reach outside their own comfort zone and achieve new heights in their own evolution… like when a child first falls off a bike. They get hurt sure, it’s heart-wrenching, yep, but they also have a new found understanding of how not to do it and they learn the most important lesson of all… how to fail.
Failure is the first step towards humility in success and the first taste of the contrast it will take to truly savour a victory and celebrate every minor achievement in their road to becoming who they were always meant to be. So ask yourself this question: “Will you jumping in to help actually slow down their progress with the bigger picture?”
The same power that exists in you, exists in them too. It may be at different stage of evolution but then you had to learn didn’t you? You got knocked on your arse, didn’t you?
We think karma is a form of punishment, but the truth is its one of the biggest blessings that the universe offers… like riding a bike, it’s about learning to find your balance.
Principles 1, 2, 4 & 7
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