The end of perceiving problems
Recognizing the truth of what is
How many problems did you perceive today? 2, 15, 30, 100? If you really take a look you might be surprised by just how many things you view as a problem. A problem can be seen as anything that seems to be wrong, out of place, broken, lacking, deficient or less than perfect. A better question to ask yourself may instead be, “Did I view everything single thought, action done by me or others, and every single thing that arose in my experience today as perfect?” If not then you can bet that you perceived problems today.
We have an epidemic of perceiving problems. We are conditioned like nothing else to think that something is lacking, missing, broken or deficient. This creates a state of being of which we exist within of never right, never perfect, never whole, never enough… and it is such a painful existence. Brittled with suffering which most people have numbed or find ways to numb themselves out from feeling on a daily basis. We’ve normalized this way of being and think that its just what life is, this perpetual state of problems and wrongness with ourselves and the world. I’d like to invite the perspective that that might be the biggest lie we’ve ever been taught to see.
So what’s the alternative? To see all as perfect. Simply notice that as you entertain the perspective of perfection what arises for you. What things feel not acceptable or includable in the perfection of all that is? Notice where you resist to believe it and want to insist on holding something as separate from perfection. Perhaps it’s the words someone spoke to you, or an action you saw someone take, or a thought that you had about yourself that you didn’t like, or some sensation you have in your body. Everything, and I mean everything, is part of the one whole perfect beingness of everything regardless of how we judge it. To think otherwise is to create separation where there is actually no separation. When you perceive, and thus create separation for yourself, you create suffering and find yourself living in an unkind, unjust, disconnected world. Again I’d like to suggest that perhaps it’s not the external world that is this, but that all lies within the perceiver of it.
The perspective of a perfect world
From separation into unity
If perceiving problems creates separation and suffering than it is only logical that perceiving perfection creates oneness and unity. Isn’t oneness and unity what most of us “conceptually” want and know to be true on some level yet struggle to make experiential in our day to day existence? Then why is it when we are shown the way to make unity and connectedness our reality we turn away and continue our insistences and judgments of imperfection, problems and lack?
In some ways we are really stubborn creatures who want to be right rather than perceive a more absolute truth. We find a false sense of safety and security in our rightness and also validation of our worth. Hence we keep our judgments of what we think is right and wrong. We also don’t much like giving in to something other than what we think or accepting what is particularly when it doesn’t feel good. So we guard, protect and aren’t honest with ourselves. In these ways we disconnect from parts of our experience, sometimes alright labelling them as wrong, and other times just gently slipping our consciousness away from them, acting as if they don’t exist and even denying to ourselves that they do. It’s in this more subtle way that we create separation within our experience.
To perceive everything as perfection we must also include ourselves. This is a major roadblock for some, as they may be able to perceive every single aspect of creation as perfect except for this expression which they call themselves. After all we been conditioned to believe that we are unworthy and imperfect so who are we to perceive ourselves as divine living perfection? Isn’t that up to someone else to decide? Nope. Its up to you to decide and choose. The truth is you are the only one that can change that perspective of yourself. If you as the perceiver can’t perceive this expression that you call yourself to be divine living perfection you will always find yourself to be unworthy, things to be unjust, and in some way you will project this onto your perceived external physical reality and continue to find wrongness and problems with yourself and the world.
We are in need of a massive shift in perspective on this planet. To see things as they are rather than what we’ve learned that they are. In this way we return back to our original, pristine, clear knowing of ourselves rather than the conditioned knowing and thus create a completely different world and set of experiences for ourselves.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado