In this blog we are discussing part of chapter 7 “Thoughts Are Actions” and how our mindfulness helps us to become aware of it.
Mindfulness is becoming aware. But it is a subtle awareness, more a state of becoming conscious of a perceived reality other than what appears on the surface. It is an intuitive state that includes oneself together with the other on the path. It embraces the neighbour and the self in oneness and blessings: “Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself.” Then the embrace becomes a thoughtful and sacred action in the outcome for both. It may express itself in physical action if called for, or in verbal expression. However it is the awareness itself, the caring from the heart that creates the pregnant force for the Greater Good. Mindfulness has the greatest power when it not only embraces kindred spirits but includes the wounded spirits of humanity with compassion and understanding. How compassionate are we for that what is little understood, the different realities than what we are familiar with? Do we dare to embrace that part of humanity that has imprisoned itself within boundaries of separation, especially when it appears to be boundaries that allow no dialogue?
What is the neutral ground we dare to stand on, without losing our own securities, whether societal, or more importantly, those of our peers?