Accepting what is and who is:
As I was running my chore this morning, I was hit by a sudden realization. Something that I know already but this time it hit me with a sense of clarity. I just got it. I know that each one of us are unique individuals and this diversity is what makes life interesting. But I still find myself finding fault in others and unable to forgive certain individuals in my life. I noticed the blame pattern playing in my mind.
Then this realization hit me one morning as if to jolt me into a sense of awakening. That I must learn to accept everyone as who he or she is. Only then I will see the road towards the pure land. In other words, to lead towards the path of liberation – mentally and emotionally. What an epiphany it was! That was it! The moment I truly accept the person exactly as who they are together with his or her own faults and imperfections, only then I will not think or talk badly about anyone. Only then I will stop holding grudges and truly forgive someone. To do that first I must learn to love myself unconditionally.