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One Sided View

There’s not much life in something that is one sided. This is exactly what happens when you only see things one way; the free flowing energy of life is cut off which causes suffering…

A one sided view is what causes a person to get locked into only seeing things one way. It matters little what is seen as the rigidness of only seeing one side doesn’t allow energy to be free flowing. This is what happens when a story is created and it becomes one sided of what life is about in any particular moment. The one sided view becomes deeply entrenched as you become more and more emotionally tied into whatever is being viewed. It’s very difficult to not attach to something that’s of the mind and has a story to our hearts, such as our children, spouse, parents, relatives, friends and so on, but you can have compassion, passion, and genuine love for something without attaching to it from one side.

To me the one sided view is normal for most people and it’s why many suffer unnecessarily. I’ve noticed this occurring in so many lives including my own and I can see the suffering it causes. Unfortunately those in the midst of a one sided view can’t see it nor can they pull themselves out of it, that is until their view is seen as the cause of their suffering. A one sided view doesn’t allow the awareness needed to be free from attachment and since attachment is the root of suffering, suffering is inevitable. The tighter the hold of something, the more the view becomes one sided and the less free flowing energy there is. There’s not much life in something that has no flow and this is exactly what happens when free flowing energy is cut off as the one sided view controls life and inevitably causes suffering…