I’ve achieved sense of belonging to this world, by learning to love. Learning to love others is hard, but loving myself has been even harder. A bit by bit however it has been possible to correct my reality in to a much more pleasant one.
False reality which I’ve had built on lies, limited views and expectations slowly crumbled into a one, where I can accept myself more easily. By accepting myself, I’ve also understood the limitations of other people more easily. This has enabled me to be much more empathetic, considerate and kind person.
Pleasant personality is something that I’ve cultivated consciously for about two years now. It isn’t about pleasing others, its about taking others in consideration, seeing world in many perspectives and applying that to your own action. This allows you to see things from different points of views. Perspective is the magical thing that reveals errors in your own reality.
There is reality and there is the perceived reality. How you perceive that reality depends on many factors, most importantly experience and knowledge. An experienced person would see many more sides to a subject than beginner who only thinks about one or two things.
If person has a motive, for example to earn some money. The person gets a job, then that persons only motive might be to work and to earn money. However as the experience accumulates, the person might see improvement in environment, that his doing might have purpose greater than just personal agreement between employee and employer. By noticing and being aware of this, might give the employee another perspective to work harder in order to do that purpose. However, perspectives to things aren’t never limited. There is even greater perspective the employer, who might have many motives to work also.
Depending on the person’s values and the background, peoples perspectives differ a lot. It is possible to consciously learn these perspectives, if you wish. Just be aware and pay attention, it is really that simple! Be present.
Seeing things through various perspectives will make you more understanding, loving & lovable person. Loving people is always good karma which will find back to you. Loving others, creates the sense of belonging for everyone and makes this world a better place. Also good news is that, love is unlimited resource as long as you’ve open heart and a mind, it won’t run out.
Personally I find joy to love from appreciating small things, which also comes from being present. Mixing up the routines is good way to appreciate the moment, like taking longer route to home or work, stopping to appreciate the scene, or anything you feel like, let your inner child loose!
Starting to appreciate more and desire less will certainly make your life much more satisfactory in the long run. This is simply because you enjoy what you’ve now, instead of clinging to what you want or will have in future! In fact if you closely look at this: appreciation and clinging/ wanting is a habit. What was a habit again? It is re-occuring way of action, meaning that if you’ve such HABIT, it will happen again and again. So take a notice, be genuine, aware and present. That way you’ll start finding more and more good things out of life and in exchange you’ll feel more positive too!