When I am bothered by something out there, can I find it here?
How is it to find it here?
How is it to find it in myself as a human being, the same qualities?
How is it to see it’s all happening within this field of awareness, both what’s “out there” and this “me” that’s bothered by it?
I live in a – in theory – peaceful residential neighborhood, but the neighbors seems to take turns making noise, often using noisy and sometimes heavy machinery for maintenance and construction – everything from the usual lawn movers to front loaders, generators, chain saws and more. When I see it as an “other” I tend to perceive these sounds as bothersome and aggressive. And yet, when I find the same here I find the power in it. The noises out there are a reminder of the power right here in me as a human being.
- when bothered by something out there, find it here
- only bothered by it if see it out there and not in here + haven’t found peace with it
- so find here + find peace with it
- ex: heavy machinery, feels brutal out there, so can find it’s power here, then becomes a reminder of the power here