“Ask Yourself Often: Am I Observing the Situation Accurately or Am I Projecting How I Feel Onto What Is Happening?” – Yung Pueblo

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

For many of us, we see life through lenses adjusted by life experiences.

Often times, we judge situations, people, and ourselves holding the baggage we carry around every day. This baggage may include, naivety, innocence, love, acceptance, and courage.  On the contrary, it may also include hurt, rejection, disappointments, and fear. Depending on the situation, our observation is only as accurate as what we have unpacked to help observe it.

Approaching life subjectively (in a way that is influenced by our personal feelings, aka baggage), gives life an undertone influenced by what we decide to unpack. Projecting how we feel onto a situation, already defines the moment and the experience. We see life from and with OUR experience and self-consumption. Our projection makes the situation about ourselves first and what it actually is, dependent on that.

Approaching life objectively (in a way that is not influenced by personal feelings), gives life free rein to create. This allows for life to project itself onto US. It invites space for us to learn something new about life and ourselves. We see life with no experience. Life projecting onto us makes the situation about what it is creating, teaching, and giving.

It is not easy to observe situations objectively; we all have our opinions, our judgments, and our life-shaping experiences. However, it is possible to pay attention to what we are unpacking when we are observing a situation. And if we are unpacking the things that cause us to not feel the best about others and ourselves, the hope is to objectively observe this fact, and pack wisdom to guide us along for the next time.

“Do the Earth a Favor, Don’t Hide Your Magic.” – Yung Pueblo

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

We are magic. Don’t believe me? Notice the breath you are taking right now. Without direction, our lungs expand. Place your hand in the middle of your chest and feel the beating of your heart muscle, pumping life through your body. We are alive.

The magic of being alive allows us the opportunity to create, to feel, to follow our passions. It gives us each day to follow our bliss and to learn about the magic we all are.

The illusion, however, lives in how we see ourselves. As ordinary or as extraordinary. 

As a grain in the sand or as part of the universe. As a product of chance or as a creation of magic. 

Close your eyes, feel your breath, touch your heart. We are an extraordinary part of this universe. We are magic.