I am not the ‘doer’!
A look at actions and what they mean to us as humans.
a) Actions per se are neutral.
b) The context and our conditioning makes them appear good or bad or positive or negative.
c) Actions in a purist sense are not ‘in our gift’. We should focus on our intentions or aim which are ‘in our gift’.
For us , who seem to be in the thick of action, it is difficult to appreciate that we are not the doer.
Let me use an example to illustrate this point.
A man is in the jungle. He lights up a fire and cooks a meal of himself. Once done he puts off the fire
Can we answer the following question:
Who cooked the meal?
We are like the fire and our creator is like the man in the example.
It is not easy for the fire to understand who or what is starting it and putting it off.
The fire may pride itself in cooking the best meal or be devastated that it burnt a meal but the job of the fire is just to be a fire and burn. Whether the meal is very well cooked or uncooked or half cooked or over cooked or burnt is beyond the fire.
We get too entangled in the outcomes of our actions.
In a cosmic sense the outcomes are beyond us.
Once we appreciate this, the fog lifts, the heaviness in our heart and on your shoulders goes away, our heart expands with joy and we can taste bliss. Things start making sense…