How knowing your own challenges and issues can help others

As I explore and inquire into my life, I understand the challenges I have faced and the amazing ways I have found to survive all that I have been through. And not only survive, but THRIVE in my life!
Knowing and understanding this, it is so much easier to be gentle and understanding with others and their ways of dealing with life.
So once again, I understand that everything starts at the source within me: it is an “inside-out” job! There is no way I can be understanding of others without the understandings I have gained of myself.
Love…

What does your criticism of others say about YOU?

It all starts with “me”, as in “my mind.”
The buck stops here.
In daily life, that means that whatever the mind says in judgment about others can be turned around to expose the nature of the mind. So if my mind judges you and says you are stupid, and that is turned around…it will reveal a “stupid” mind, using judgments to feel better about itself! Or if the mind says that someone is physically ugly, a turnaround shows a very “ugly” mind willing to put down someone for their physical features.
The turnaround produces revelations of the true nature of the mind. And seeing this again and again supports the understanding to NOT TAKE THE MIND TOO SERIOUSLY! This is a major step in breaking down the barriers to the heart.
Love…

How Do We Really See People?

One of the more difficult things I have had to face in my life is the fact that the mind always sees people in terms of inferior or superior in relation to it.
When I looked into this phenomenon, I saw that there was nothing called “equal!”
I invite you to explore the way your mind experiences others and observe whether there is any truth in this for you!
Now, I still experience the mind doing this, but I often remember that there is another reality: when the HEART is there, inferior, superior and even equal disappear! There is just the uniqueness of the person and the love I can feel for them.
Osho has said this so clearly:
“Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior,
but nobody is equal either.
People are simply unique, incomparable.”

Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life.

Take 100% responsibility for your life.
Anything less…and you’re screwed.
©2010 subhan schenker

Take 100% responsibility for what you do and don’t do.

Take 100% responsibility for the consequences of your acts.

Take 100% responsibility for your judgments of others and turn them around, seeing how they reflect you.

Take 100% responsibility for your reactions to what others do.

Take 100% responsibility for the misery in your life.

Take 100% responsibility for the joy in your life.

Take 100% responsibility for not doing what you love to do.

Take 100% responsibility for doing what you DON’T enjoy.

Take 100% responsibility for saying “yes” when you feel a “no”.

Take 100% responsibility for saying “no” when you feel a “yes”.

Take 100% responsibility for not acting on your gut feeling.

Take 100% responsibility for being exactly who you are.

Take 100% responsibility for how you deal with EVERYTHING.

Take 100% responsibility for not taking responsibility.

Take 100% responsibility for your health.

Take 100% responsibility for what is and isn’t working in your life.

Take 100% responsibility for who you keep company with.

Take 100% responsibility for the “seeds” you plant in your life and what grows from them.

Take 100% responsibility for all the little things that happen in your life, as well as the big ones.

Take 100% responsibility for what you eat and drink.

Take 100% responsibility for what you see and don’t see, hear and don’t hear, and feel and don’t feel.

Even if you take 99%, that other 1% will run your life by creating blame, resentment, dependence, misery…and perpetual disappointment! So why not go all the way to 100% and experience what happens in your life! It may look impossible, and yet it is the ONLY WAY to be FREE!