Ready to Find Yourself in Others?
Hi! Welcome to the member video blog entitled “Finding Ourselves in Others.” This is designed to go with the public video blog, the third video in the “People Problems” series which was entitled “The Attrition of Admiration.” I mentioned in the other video that when we admire somebody it’s as if the soul is giving us a mirror to show us the undeveloped and hidden qualities that we have in our own lives. So when we find ourselves admiring somebody, it invites us to look at our own lives and to develop those amazing gifts that we think are so beautiful.
As I was thinking about what exercise to use in this part of the member blog it occurred to me to use this book, Deepak Chopra’s “SynchroDestiny.” In this book he has seven principles that are designed to help us alter our understanding of the world and realize how we are creating it. The second principle that he has is called, “I see the other in myself and myself in others.“
Chopra’s practices begin with visioning statements and close with the speaking of a sutra or mantra. The sutras are all ancient sutras and none of them are in English, so if you’re a very logical person you might think, “If I don’t know what it means how can it be doing its work?” But Chopra encourages us to realize these are ancient soulful mantras, that they have power on the soul level. Even if your mind doesn’t understand it they’re still doing their work. I like to include this in my meditation because it reminds me that there’s stuff happening below the surface and I don’t need to understand it. I just have to be open to it.
The mantra for today is the “tat tvam asi”. I will read the visioning statements, followed by the mantra. You can say it along with me. You can also print out the text that’s on this page and just take this practice with you.
Imagine that your spirit is not only in you but in all other beings and everything that is. “Tat tvam asi.”
Imagine that everybody is a reflection of yourself. “Tat tvam asi.”
Imagine that when you look at the universe you are looking in a mirror. “Tat tvam asi.”
Imagine that you see what others see. “Tat tvam asi.”
Imagine that you feel what others feel. “Tat tvam asi.”
Imagine that you are the qualities that you admire most in others. “Tat tvam asi.”
Imagine that others reflect the qualities that you cherish most in yourself. “Tat tvam asi.”
Imagine that you are a person in a Hall of Mirrors where you can see for miles and every reflection you see is of yourself, but appears different. “Tat tvam asi.”
SyncrhoDestiny – Take Charge of Your Life!
So that’s my offering for today. If you’ve liked this exercise you really might want to check out “Synchrodestiny” by Deepak Chopra. It’s a really thoughtful and inspiring book. I’d love to hear how this works out for you. So please leave a note at the bottom of the page and we will continue the conversation. See you next week. Bye!