Today I saw on FB the post: Don’t just Like, but Love.
I spent few weeks now on reflecting about our likes and dislikes. Yes, studying the obstacles on the path and sutras of Patanjali can help as an incentive to such reflection, but more I observe, more I see how my day, my life, turn about : I Like – I Don’t.
I had this false idea about myself how easy going I am and how I need little to be happy.
Recent travel to New York (and remember , my reflection on Like/Dislike) made me understand that I am just a spoiled difficult demanding and full of expectations walking “I”. Yes, I can support the long waiting line, I can support screaming kids in the plane, I can support the frustration that we skip some Museum or dinner…
But I observe carrefuly: the bed is too soft, it is too cold evening and morning in the shower, we drink too much coffee, we eat too much food, we don’t visit enough… hey, this is really a PROBLEM?
Pertinently my daughter talked about the problems of rich world is the happiness of poor world.
Example: It rain today and I spent my day at school. Grrrr.
Imagine the same sentence in the dry, hot slums in Third Word said by child? You see…
So let’s be careful with our Likes and Dislikes. They are obstacles on the path, according to Patanjali, for sure, and they don’t let us to see the reality how it is. Let’s cultivate the impartial view, let the ego out of equation and just observe. And if we find the Love inside of us, forget Likes/Dislikes, just Love, because the love is the Path!