What is the distance between point of view and behavior?
It is important to understand what exists between the point of view about what we do and the behavior or actions that we display as a result.
But if we are honest, most of the time we express our points of view without a prior analysis process, it is at that precise moment when the incongruity is present in our act, talk and think.
What should we do to align them?
In Eastern cultures, emphasis is constantly placed on the importance of the point of view and its implementation in behavior. What we do not really all know is what is in the middle of both, what should we do to align them? .
In the distance between the point of view and the behavior is the process of analysis, reflection and meditation. At this time it is important to ask ourselves how often we reflect before expressing our point of view ...
On some occasions the adoption of our points of view responds to the need of our Ego or personal importance, lacks in the depth of sustenance and depth . On other occasions they respond to our need for power, fame and reputation that are not genuine motivations as a result of analysis and reflection.
the point of view process ...
The recommendation here is to familiarize ourselves (Gom) with the point of view process . For example, if we adopt the point of view of being compassionate and altruistic, what we must undertake next is to ask ourselves: What is necessary to develop an altruistic attitude? At what times have we displayed this attitude in a genuine way? What motivation have we carried out these activities? Do I need to study or research more about the subject?
This process of analysis is the second of what is known as the three wisdoms, that of listening, reflecting and meditating.
reflection and meditation ..
The most recommended ideal is to work our points of view in the context of meditation because in this one it is intended to transcend from the conceptual to the intuitive, something like going from the mind to the heart n. If in some way we do not practice meditation, introspective analysis and reflection are a good option.
It is said that in the views there is ignorance and wisdom. Those who come from ignorance are those who do not have a livelihood, they are not based on meditation, analysis and reflection. In most cases they tend to generate non-edifying effects, conflicts and suffering.
However, when our points of view are supported by a conscious process of attention, reflection and wisdom, we are generating activities that contemplate not harming those around us and that reflect things as they are.
destructive consequences ...
It is common to find that in the actions of word and body that are destructive an incorrect point of view is present, a mind that is not very flexible and not worked.
For example, in the point of view of war we find a lack of analysis and reflection, understanding violence as the only alternative for action reflects the analysis of a narrow mind that does not analyze or meditate on the whole situation.
continuous practice and discipline ...
It is true that at first it will seem slow and tired to reflect on every point of view we adopt, but like everything with familiarization through continuous practice and discipline the process will become automatic.
The important thing is to take the first step, consciously attend to the process and observe the consequences of our actions before and after executing them. The first to build congruence and the second to assess how effective our analysis and reflection processes have been.
The most important thing as always is to determine to be responsible for our life performance and enjoy as a result of peace and serenity of ethical conduct and correct action.
AUTHOR: Pilar Vázquez, collaborator of the great family of the White Brotherhood