Have you heard this term before?
In the bible, God describes us as this; stiff necked. What does it mean to you? There are many interpretations.
One thing is clear. He sees it as a negative. I believe it speaks to a state of getting stuck; staring and contemplating, if not obsessing… if not holding someone(s) or something in mind. I believe stiff necked can take many forms, but all negative in relation to right being.
The opposite, I imagine it, being along the lines of non-attachment.
I’m sure most of us, to some degree, have experienced different states of mind throughout our days.
Therr are times when my mind is hard at work, looking for answers, or assuring myself that I’m understanding things correctly, like my views of people or situations.
In these times i find myself overly sensative if not insecure.
Imagine being at a party where you don’t know anyone. It can be uncomfortable, right?
Do you ever find yourself absorbing other people’s behavior? Ever feel tight or frustrated with someone that’s very negative?
Think of the opposite now.
A geeling of being free, and at peace, where others don’t bother you. Their words and behavior seem to happen completely outside of you.
You’re aware. You observe everything, but you’re unaffected.
You don’t feel the same sense of responsibilitiy for people, and you’re not having to justify yourself. You do though feel connected with them; just very comforyable with yourself.
Spend some time with this idea with self awareness.
Am i stewing about something?
If so, let it go.
Find a mantra of peace.
Check your focus.
Are you stiff necked?