I recently had a conversation with a friend. She – unlike my parents who have said something like this to me for years – was finally able to get through to me an idea that I have never before been able to truly take in. It’s about comparison. She pointed out to me how much of my life I spend evaluating others – and by extension, myself.
As I practiced meditation more and more, I began to sense the same awareness residing in people I met, nature, and surroundings. I began to identify less with “I am so-and-so and I do this and I won that,” but “I am pure, I am love, I am bliss, I am everything, I am nothing.”