We are the cause of our own surroundings and the way people treat us. When we see the context of our lives, we can see the contents and what is causing us to be the way we are.
There is a young man who is here sometimes, and he has no friends. If he is in a group of people, he is often left by himself; yet he doesn’t see that whenever anyone approaches him, he is un-approachable. He says he wants to have friends, and is sad that he doesn’t have any.
He is receiving what he is putting out there. In context he is unapproachable, and he is spending his life alone because he won’t let anyone approach him or be with him. That is the way all of us are, we are receiving what we put out there and wonder why it is that way.
This man is responsible for having no friends by the way he treats people in two ways. First, he is really gruff and rough with people, and secondly he is not available or approachable when people move toward him.
When you can see things in context with others, then you can start to see it in yourselves. If you see things in context you will see that someone who is fat might be large in other areas of their lives. They not only eating large amounts of food, but they usually have large things around them and speak in a large way, loud or disruptive.
A context is something that occurs in all domains of activity̶̶̶ -physical and psychological. It is like a file cabinet that is filled with folders which are filled with papers. The file cabinet, like context, holds all the contents.
The ability to see in context will assist you in your life. You can see where you are out of balance in one area or another. If you see things in context then you will see the content of that context. Then you can put together what is causing you to do or be what you are.