One of the things I love most about Mindfulness is that it allows you to appreciate the fact that there is always an alternative view.
Whatever is going on in life you can guarantee that no two people will see it in the same way.
So often people fail to recognise the simple fact that people have differing opinions and that perhaps there is no right or wrong. As we get older we tend to stick to our views and this can mean that our vision of the world becomes narrower and narrower.
Last night one of my Facebook friends was having a rant about the debate over whether the UK should opt out of Europe in the upcoming referendum. She was challenged about her pro Europe view by a friend who was very anti the EU.
The conversation that went on was inspiring. They were both able to recognise that the other had a differing view and they were able to remain friends and to agreed to differ. I loved the fact that although they were clearly passionate in their beliefs they didn’t let it get in the way of friendship.
Part of being Mindful is seeing a situation as it is. This means without judgement. When there is a powerful political debate going on around you this is a more valuable skill than ever.
Being understanding and accepting is part of Mindful living and it is a great way to make it through difficult times with your relationships undamaged.
Allowing others to act in a way that matches their views without feeling the need to remonstrate with them can be tough when emotions run high, but in the long term it has to lead to a better outcome.
Meditation is a great way to improve your self awareness so that you act in the way that leads to the best possible outcome. Come on a Revitalise Session to get started with some simple exercises which could help you make the right moves.