Ego “remembers” what supports ego and “forgets” that which doesn’t.
Lately I have been noticing that most of my “remembered” events revolve entirely around Conditioned personality as the center player. I have realized that this is a matter of processing my reference frame but that it also lends itself to providing memories that are not entirely accurate. Lots of content obscures what actually took place involving feelings and attitudes towards others.
I realized that’s why it’s important to have compassion and empathy with others in this moment, how I perceive this moment and other’s sharing it will be the future memory, and I need to embrace other’s roles accurately if memory is to be useful. I can’t do that if I am only focused on myself.
I also realized that this is going to be an ongoing part of my practice for the rest of my life. I wanted to share this because I find it seems substantially important in today’s somewhat turbulent social climate.
Hope everyone had the best holiday possible and for those who weren’t on a holiday had an wonderful weekend. I appreciate all of you who take the time to visit this post!
Take care of you,