Monday, May 27, 2019
The map is not the territory. The symbol is not the reality.
We all misperceive what is in front of our eyes, ears, smell, touch, because we perceive through our filter and lens of experience which skews our perceptions in expected and prejudiced directions. We perceive through the lens of what psychologists have called the "self fulfilling prophecy".
Is the glass half full or half empty? Is that event a blessing or a curse, a good thing or a bad thing? History usually gets written by the victors, the oppressors, the more dominant people in the relationship.
So the wise person is not judgemental because (s)he knows that judgement is flawed, imprecise, skewing interpretation and meaning in an prejudicial direction. The wise person knows that only God, Spirit, Mother Nature, Tao can take the ever flowing, changing, oneness of life into account.
The wise person is aware of the seventh principle/value of Unitarian Universalism - "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." The meaning we make of our existence very much depends on our perspective, on our limited experience. Recognizing our ignorance we are moved to humility and we become nonjudgmental.
As Jesus said, "Judge not so that you will not be judged." Matthew 7:1
Thursday, April 12, 2018
A judgmental attitude always gets one into trouble.
When we make a judgment we become irritated and angry.
Irritation and anger is a symptom of our fear.
We should ask ourselves when we are becoming judgmental, "What am I afraid of."
On the path of the ego, there are numerous things we fear.
On the the path of the spirit, there is nothing to fear because we realize that the things on the path of the ego aren't real. The things on the path of the ego are interpretations and meanings that we have made up.
Is the glass half full or half empty?
Drop the judgment. It is what it is. In this awareness there is great peace and bliss.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
This acceptance is employed with a nonjudgmental attitude and an unconditional empathic regard for the divine spark in each of our brothers and sisters in the world.
Another milestone on the walk of Love on the path of the spirit is a nonjudgmental attitude.
A nonjudgmental attitude is an unconditional empathic regard.
"To judge is to be dishonest, for to judge is to assume a position you do not have," is written in A Course In Miracles. It is written further, "Judgment without self-deception is impossible." In other words how could you know the heart and mind and soul of another? Most of us don't know our own heart and mind and soul, let alone that of another. At the best we can only guess. Who made us God?
And so the walk of Love is one of nonjudgment. It is not for us say or even to think. The recognition that there is more going on than meets the eye is a hallmark of wisdom and the sign of a more advanced soul on the path of the spirit.