Quite a few years ago when I was attending my first retreat at The Chopra Center for Wellness I sat in on a lecture with one of my favourite spiritual teachers and co-founder of The Chopra Center, Dr. David Simon. He shared the essence of a quote from Emerson, a writer and poet who led the transcendental movement in the mid 19th century. It went something like this, “What you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying”.
Do you ever meet someone and although the conversation is fair, your intuition just doesn’t trust them? Or perhaps you just decide you don’t really like them but you are not sure why? Vibrational dissonance is an interesting term that describes how we connect to how someone “feels” vs the words they speak and it’s a very interesting awareness to have when you are seeking to live a more fulfilled and conscious life. Its no fun trying to “live and let live” and practice non-judgement with others when they spark these feelings you in. Like wise, others can feel “out of balance” around us if we aren’t speaking words that are true to our heart.
Today I’m sharing a little exercise I do, when these feelings arise. Its really helped me to soften into the idea that we are all doing the best we can but that we each wake in the morning with a different level of self-awareness to carry on our day.
Less Judgement, More Love. That’s the secret.