Lesson #9: Everything is relative
I don’t know if this is a lesson or a perspective.. certainly it’s a way that I have shifted my perspective to help me feel better about things .. after all, there is always a way that things could be much worse. But then again, actually BEING with what is is an important lesson. This is maybe a way of staying positive regardless of the situation — after all, there are people living in war zones, in famine and in desperate and hopeless situations. Nevertheless, it’s true — everything IS relative to something else. Today I’ve been feeling a bit down but relative to how I’ve felt in the past, or been in the past (like, in avoidance of my feelings) I’m doing great.
I saw this quote by Ram Dass on Instagram tonight:
“You are an entity passing through a life in which the entire drama is an offering for your awakening”
That quote made me feel grateful for all of it.