This week I’m gaining a greater understanding of the Universal Law Of Relativity.
In two different instances with different people, my point of view was different than theirs. In both instances they viewed decisions I made as hurtful. In my mind, I didn’t view either instance as hurting anyone. It didn’t occur to me at all.
I do my best, every day, to come from a place of kindness.
So, when both of these interchanges happened, I was able to view it from their perspective. I apologized and asked for forgiveness.
I never would have considered my choices as hurtful, until it was brought to my attention.
I am crying as I’m writing this. My intention is never to hurt anyone.
I know one of the big reasons I write my weekly blog is to help others perhaps with something they are struggling with or give some helpful insights. I also write them to help myself.
It’s painful to me that I have unintentionally hurt someone else.
The Universal Law of Relativity is such a valuable Law to keep in mind and have an understanding of.
Everything is relative. Each of us has our own view point.
Imagine you’re going about your life, and you are doing your best to remove judgment with people and situations.
You realize that your perspective is not the only one there is.
You’re open to hearing anothers point of view and when it doesn’t match yours, you don’t throw that person out or that relationship away. You simply know that this is where the Universal Law of Relativity comes into play.
Right now in America there is great division among political parties and points of view.
The Law of Relativity tells us that everything in our physical world is only made real by its relationship to something else.
Light only exists because we compare it to dark.
Good can only exist because we compare it to bad.
Hot can only exist because we compare it to cold.
Another way to describe this Law is everything in your life is comprised of relationships. Your act of “relating” one thing to another is the only reason why something exists in the way it does.
If you say something costs too much, you have to be comparing it to something in your head in order to make that statement, right?
Compared to what?
You need to realize that everything is relative compared to something else. If you’re sitting in a room, you’ll say that room is either big or small. You compare it to another room you’ve been in before.
The truth is, the room just is.
We give things meaning. And you may give something a different meaning than your spouse, child, sibling, friend or co-worker.
For example, in the winter, in the northern states or Canada, you may keep your home at 66 degrees. It feels cooler to some who are used to keeping their homes at 70 degrees.
Only if you were to go outside when it’s around 10 degrees or below zero and come back into your 66 degree home, it will feel warm. It’s all relative.
Are you following me?
When you look at the way someone else thinks about a certain subject, I find it helps to remember this Law. You have a greater understanding from where they’re coming from. Understanding this Law has helped me with these two issues this week.
Everything is relative. When you can remember this, maybe you will stop the next time someone has an opposite opinion than you, and become curious about their point of view.
By remembering the Law of Relativity each day you just might begin to transform your life and your relationships.
When someone has a different idea about something or you have some limiting belief crop up, instead of becoming angry with them or with yourself, you can say to yourself, “It’s all relative. Let me put this into perspective”.
It will take practice. Be kind. Be appreciative.
Every single decision a person makes is relative to some other decision.
When you live within this Law often, what you can have and do are endless. Many divides we have, will become less.
In one of my readings this morning, it said “When two viewpoints are different, in the final analysis, the thing that will strike you the most isn’t who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish, but who went to the greater length in considering the other’s perspective.”
And that’s where I’m at. I see the other perspective now. I only hope they will see it from mine too. I’m not in charge of that, I know. What I can do is send love and prayers to them and hope and pray they’re hearts will soften and know I didn’t make my choices maliciously.
Leave me a comment with your thoughts. I’d really like to hear them.
With many blessings to you,
PS. Join me and a small group of like-minded people October 5-12, 2018 at our Kauai Spiritual Vacation Retreat. You will get to practice living this Universal Law and 9 others while exploring this gorgeous island. Imagine being pampered with massage, our own chef and guides for 7 days/7 nights. Most everything takes place outside in paradise.
Contact me soon to see if this retreat is a fit for you! All details, itinerary and videos from past retreats are on my retreat page: http://www.conniehertz.com/retreat