This subreddit has helped me a lot in the past few weeks, due to many Thinking individuals who don't fear exchanging ideas,no matter what the topic is.Reading your posts and comments made me realize that open mindednes is the key to a lot of things and thoughts.
With an open mind we can see perspectives we haven't seen before and thus understand eachothers' way of thinking. So we can understand ourselves, our motives, our lives, our behavior (positive, negative) , our joy, our happiness, sadness and our spiritual and earthly being.
Meditation is a key opponent to achieve an open mind and to maintain it throughout the day, and it helps me so much in realizing things, that I wanted to share my thoughts with you.
During meditation i maintain my focus through breathing, and will try to bring up the things that had a negative impact of my life, or day and try to let them go, to forgive the people, or situations that caused it. And when I think about these things I realize, that these people and I have a lot of things in common..
We all make mistakes, we are misunderstood in situation that makes it feel that we ment harm towards others.
But we all have qualities that is worthy of mention, like kindness towards others, or when one can simply not find some redeeming quality in someone, then we should understand that some sort of suffering made that person that way, and he/she was crushed under the pressure of life.. but everyone once was an innocent child, and that can be found in all of us and that is hope and possibility for the present change..
That is why I can forgive everyone.And in a sense I can see myself in others, I was once them in my life, doing things I would do or wouldn't do. Or i was like them in my previous lives.
This forgiveness and letting hatred and fear go, gives me a sense of pure happines and back to the previous point, I feel connected to people I have known, and now know or will never know. It is a feeling that we are in the same boat trying to achive happiness, doing our things, teaching others and ourselves,making our failures, finding our paths, experiencing and learing everything that we need to understand and live life with happiness.
That is why it feels to me that in a sense everyone is one just representing an awakend mind's journey with all the different paths that it had been taken.
And after these thoughts I come to the realization that everyone and everything, the whole universe itself is one
A cluster of energy WE are, as whole.
Thank you for reading, I had to type this after my meditation..it can feel a bit sketchy but I had so many thoughts and my English is not fully capable of converting these thoughts.
And thank you for everything r/Buddhism
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