Esther and Jerry Hicks never cease to amaze me through their teachings. If you haven’t heard of them yet, please visit their website.
Today I’ve watched this video, which basically is a recording of their teaching under-laid with pictures (so you can continue working on your computer while listening to the ‘video’ – you won’t miss much in the pictures in this particular one).
The topic is ‘the people who bug you most in your life are the best co-creators‘.
Life never stops giving me those people who bug me and I guess I’m not the only one with that happening, am I? So what do we habitually do? We (our ego) usually goes about justifying and analyzing why we are ‘right’ and the other person is ‘wrong’ in an attempt to sooth the uncomfortable feeling this leaves. The feeling metaphorically is like the gap between what we see in those people that we disagree with, dislike or bug us and the nicer version we create in your mind, the way it should be, according to us.
Inspired and reminded by Buddhist practices I recently read in Pema Chodron’s book ‘Places that scare you’ I started a different approach and sat with the discomfort, letting go of the mind games. Guess what? It’s NOT easy… but worthwhile. Find out for yourself.
Watch this video now. I’m interested to hear your opinion on if and how this (the content of the video) might be helpful as an alternative to ‘sitting with the discomfort’.