My Inspirational Master Sw.Devendra’s Insights.

May 4, 2020

D I S T A N C E:
One day, I took some pictures of 2 peacocks on my afternoon walk. Both were for sure not coming too close to each other, like we do in this coronavirus time. Seeing peacocks, a word occurred to me and that was D I S T A N C E. Perhaps because of Coronavirus it is used repeatedly, these days.
Paying attention, suddenly I can relate, many experiential dimensions of Distance, from my own life and observing the life around;
Sharing some experience, some insights, I learned and some observation …
Distance is not only just a physical measurement, but also it is an experience with each person we relate and all the time ….
We experience Distance at many levels ;
• Physical
• Psychological
• Emotional
And
• At deeper level too….
With some people we are comfortable, when there is a distance – if they come closer – you may feel scary, or you may doubt the intention of the person- what that person wants…?
And with someone else when there is distance you may miss the person – coming closer can be a joy, feeling good…. A fulfilling experience.
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At work:
In working and practical life … dealing and working with colleagues – with someone you might feel closer psychologically –emotionally – you may feel a kind of trust and relaxation…
And with other person you many feel an un-bridgeable distance – between you there may exist issues… competition or control or judgments or an emotional charge or a feeling of insecurity or a jealousy……
With such persons – you may feel insecure, angry, hateful or afraid……
At work, you together may be perceived as a team – and internally, emotionally – nothing is even closer to a team understanding between individuals. Distance!
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At home and in family:
If you become aware of your emotions, inner experience – in family you may discover Distance with each person- howsoever close you may be in your relations. Being together for longer periods – as it happens these days in Coronavirus lockdowns– you might find yourself irritated, annoyed, angry, bored …. Restless …
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The experience of Distance is different with different persons –and whenever there are moments of less distance – feeling a closeness – you will feel good.
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It is not just that others are the cause of distance -we (you and I) are involved in our experience of Distance. Our thoughts, projections, attitudes, judgments… have major role in our internal experience of Distance.
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The experience of Distance with persons in our life– that you feel– that they feel – creates an atmosphere of our life around us and inside us- in our thoughts and feelings.
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This feeling of distance keeps changing – it is alive – depends on you – on the other and the situations…. Something happens and you feel closer – something different happen and feels like moving away…
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The experience of good friend is when this experience of Distance is not disturbed – doesn’t become bigger with small episodes – you may fight and still you feel closer.
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Sometimes you meet someone first time – and you may feel closer – a trust and sometimes – you meet someone and without any reason there is Distance … mystery of life…
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Sitting close and you may feel as far away – and someone very far away -and you feel connected and close…..these days in this virus situation, often you receive messages – someone cares for you, remembers you – and you are touched … feel so close…
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Our upbringing has created many kinds of Distances – distances of religion, countries, races, social status, ideologies, politics and many others….
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When alone – you may find distance with yourself too – a part of you – judging yourself … same as you judge others, there are judgments, attitudes, disliking for yourself too. We have conditioning – how one should be. And a Distance between as you are and as you should be …. An uncomfortable feeling of this Distance – and we cannot relax and enjoy ourselves. We are running to cover this distance by success…. Achievements …..
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Our egos, mindsets, misunderstanding are our distances …. Love, acceptance friendliness is closeness …. And a fact that closeness is also a distance … it may be very short one … but still it is a distance.
There is much to learn and transform from each Distance we experience…
Meditation… Awareness is a light with which we can discover that space inside – where all the distances dissolve and feeling at home!
Just a little conscious resting within…. And all is well…

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