Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book Covers

"The people we are in relationship with
are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs,
and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.
So... relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth....
If we look honestly at our relationships,
we can see so much about how we have created them."~ Shakti Gawain ~

I'm aware that us as humans, especially those who are not "spiritually awakened" have a harsh tendency to judge one another. Yes, it is indeed human nature and we judge one another strictly out of fear.

Doesn't the phrase kind of go, "Don't judge a book by its' cover"?
....correct me if I'm wrong....

We close off our minds, categorize and distort what we don't know all because of one main cause, fear. A lot of people automatically hear that and figure, "there's nothing that I'm afraid of so what the fuck is she talking about?" But that's just it, it's unconscious fear of things that are different, new or confusing to us.

The key is to realize that yes, there can be clear and present danger...if a person is approaching you dead on with a knife in their hand, I wouldn't suggest that one post up and test what will happen. On the flip side of it, if you believe that Jesus is your savior (as I do), then you may feel fear in your heart but not move as it is is quoted, "He orders your footsteps". I just wish that we as a people, were more accepting.
I'm crossing situations between work and home where some of the judgments that I'm hearing passed from one person to another are just not even RELEVANT. It's truly, truly getting under my skin.

If you don't truly know someone, or have met them a total of two times...don't judge. Even if you see someone on the street, don't size them up. We all don't know the truth behind each others' situations, or how we've come to be what we are now. Only one does, and that's God.
Of course, these practices are more easily said, than done.......but if judgment is so based on fear..

What's the point in practicing the art of being a scaredy-cat?

1 comment:

Just said...

I totally agree about judgement relating to fear. I teach teenagers, and I've never felt that groups of teens are as threatening as they are presented in the media here or in any way annoying but I had surgery the other day and was terrified that they might accidently step on me on the bus. As a consequence I found myself getting really easily annoyed at behaviour which wouldn't have upset me otherwise. All down to fear and its something you have to be able to acknowledge to own. I think that's the problem, many people refuse to.