Things do not always go as we want. And then it’s easy to think that if things outside of us were different, it would be better. But it’s not always easy to change our surroundings. And often it creates more resistance than solving the challenges we face. Then we can remember that when we change the way we look at things, then the things we look at will change. We can always change our thoughts.
Example: At the moment, I experience people being envious. This is expressed in the fact that somebody does not want me well and creates gossip about me behind my back. Twenty years ago I had responded with anger on this and tried to do something about it. Now I look at it as a sign that I’m on the right track. It just happens that not everybody is able to be happy for other peoples successes. Had I reacted with anger I would have hurt myself more than the people who are envious. Also, there is something called “practice what you preach” of course. 😉
I think many who have meditated for some time recognize themselves in Rudolf Steiner’s description. It is liberating to know that you are more than a human being. At least more than a human being as defined in the dictionary. The knowing this gives expels fear, insecurity and many other emotions that can slow you down in finding your path in life. You know your truth. You know it’s the way you stand in life that determines where your path is going.
This is one of the key principles that underlie persistent healing. Treating symptoms does not remove the cause that caused the symptoms to appear. Sometimes one has to go deeper to get to the core and work with, anxiety, emotional pain and more to achieve lasting change. Transformational Meditation can be an aid to go deeper and work with yourself in a different way.
Each time you say, “I am ….” you create and strengthen your identity. Have you experienced a trauma that caused you to become more anxious and are you telling yourself and others that you are an anxious person, then this becomes your anxious personality and your identity. And every time you tell yourself you are an anxious person, you reinforce your identity
You know deep inside you that you do not want to be an anxious person and you want to get rid of the unpleasant emotions and experiences that come with it. This means that you must change one or more personality traits and thus your identity and this is scary in itself. Because what’s happening to you when you’re not the person everyone around you identifies you with? Transformational Meditation is a tool that is highly effective in creating such changes in a liberating manner.