So, where am I going with all this? Well, this concept that things are exactly as they should be is equivalent to saying, this is what is happening now. This does not mean that I think it’s good or right, or even bad or wrong, it’s just what’s happening. When I can really move into that state, I can free myself from being entangled in it and shift to asking, “How would I like to be? What can I choose right now? What sort of environment would I like to live in?” Basically, by shifting out of judgment (which is always based on limited information), into awareness, I can stay connected to my creativity and ability to choose. It also helps to free me from the desire to change people, or tell them how they should be (for my sake), because I get that they are where they are (and I don’t know the least bit about the whole concoction of events that let them to that moment in time) and I can’t possibly know how they “should” be. The beautiful thing that this shift from judgment helps with as well is connecting me to my vision, or my ability to envision future possibilities.
Speaking more generally, by shifting from judgment to awareness (being present with what’s happening as best as we are able to), we can sync in to our creative ability to envision other possibilities for our life, our community and even this World. We are not denying the current reality, but we are also CHOOSING not to get stuck in it. Instead, we are seeing what’s here and envisioning what’s possible based the highest creative capacities we can muster up in the moment. Know that we are starting where we are. We’re starting with what we’ve been given to date, and working with it. We’re starting with the current state of our mental/physical/emotional systems and the more we can acknowledge where we are, the more able we’ll be to tap into a creative force through which we can generate something new in our lives. I am as I am right now. Everyone is as they are right now. What else is possible?