Different perspectives

[P116] Lets take an example: You stop at a red light on the way home, but the car behind you doesn’t stop and rear-ends you. When you jump out to confront the other driver, he is not apologetic. Sullenly, he begins to give you his insurance information. In one operating system the following implications come into play:

  • This stranger doesn’t have my best interests in mind.
  • If he is lying, I could be left with all the damages.
  • I am the aggrieved party, and he should recognise that.
  • I may have to force him to cooperate.

As these ideas come into play, consider the possibility that the car accident didn’t cause them – they were already imprinted in your mind waiting for the moment they’d be needed. You aren’t seeing the situation as it really is but only through your programmed perception. In a different operating system the following implications are equally valid.

  • This accident was no accident; it’s a reflection of myself.
  • This stranger is a messenger.
  • When I find out why this event happened, I will uncover some aspect of myself.
  • I need to pay more attention to some kind of hidden or stuck energy. When I deal with it, i will be glad this accident happened.

From “The Book of Secrets” by Deepak Chopra

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