How do we make sense of something that appears senseless?
For some of us, the election results left us feeling “shocked”, like something really bad happened and we could not make sense of it.
For others the result made complete sense. By the popular vote, the results divided the US almost exactly 50/50.
The results left us polarized.
For those who shook their heads in disbelief, we had to dig deeper.
For those who won their elections, celebration was the order of the day.
In the end though, if we hate each other, no one wins.
When we open our heart, it is bound to get hurt at some point, that is the nature of the heart. Being wholehearted means going full out.
How do we make sense of what doesn’t make sense?
We go deeper inside ourselves.
We remember who we are.
We remember that who we are is not our profession, our skin color, our gender, our race, or our economic status.
At our core essence we are all parts of the whole. We are part of the earth, we are part of the universe, we are part of the human race.
We are not defined by the externals, we are defined by the way we define ourselves. We are defined by the whispers of our hearts.
How do we make sense of things when they don’t “seem” to make sense?
We look for the common thread in humanity. We look at to “heart matters” which supersede “brain matters”. The heart has its own intelligence.
Next time you find yourself having a business interaction with a client that doesn’t go the way you want, stop, breathe and look for commonalities.
Look for how separation is created by fear, anger, frustration and hate. All of these fueled by artificial fear unless your life is truly in danger. Your fear is a by-product of your mind, your thoughts and beliefs. You do have power over it.
How do you make sense of what seems to be senseless?
You ask your heart for guidance and patiently wait for the answer!