I have lately written a number of posts that reflected my understanding of the 3 Principles. I posted this trailer here for those who might be interested in getting an idea what the 3 Principles is all about. Have a look at the impressive applications in private lives of people, schools, communities, prisons, and mental health settings.
My understanding is still at a beginner’s level – yet as it deepens more and more, things make sense to me now that have been puzzling me as long as I can remember. For example:
How come I can look at clients and see the beautiful, good, and caring persons while they can see only ugliness, broken-ness, and fault when they look in the mirror?
We are both looking at the same person. The only difference is how we both think about him or her. Letting go of the habitual thinking (from early childhood) and looking at oneself with love and compassion and through uncontaminated spectacles enables the shift away from seeing a broken person towards seeing the beauty in oneself.
I could come up with many more examples. What stays with me this morning as I am writing this is the importance of looking at oneself (and I mean all parts of oneself) and others with deep love and compassion, knowing that at any point in time people do the best they can with the resources they have and under the circumstances they are under. Knowing that deep inside every person is a part that is whole, resilient, and unbreakable. You may call is soul, or spirit, or something else altogether – it is there and it is magnificent!