Saturday, September 12, 2009
A letter from Godwin
I had problems with one of my French neighbours. I wrote to Godwin about it. And he wrote to me what I should do about it as a meditator. The letter was undated
My Dear UCS,
Many thanks for your letter. I was sorry to hear about the problems you are having- There is no doubt that it must be most unpleasant and difficult to have such neighbour . And when Annie becomes depressed it is natural that you are affected by it. How can a meditator handle such a situation – I propose the following;
(1) do not be surprised /shocked because it is natural that there are such cruel human beings in this world.
(2) It is possible to allow the emotions –anger resentment whatever and to realise it is O.K. to feel that- choiceless awarenerss !
(3) To try to see the situation as a learning experience-see how each day your reaction can vary-so they become your teachers !
(4) Sometimes it is also necessary to learn to assert your self- speak out – bang your own door…. But not without control. It is done and it is over.
(5) Is it possible at some moments to send them loving kindness.
(6) Is it possible to some times laugh at the whole play ?
What is the next problem pl.
with lots of love,
It is really a nice letter. It summarizes almost all the tools available for a meditator to deal,explore ,learn and laugh at such situaions...............
With Lots of Metta, Sampath