Are we not expressions
Of the short and long of it? (*1)
Experience comprises each
Opinion mutilates our fit (*2)
Judgment from another’s shoes
Denies another’s path well-traveled (*3)
With sneakers tied so tightly
That could cause their world to ravel.
To ravel or unravel
Essentially is the same
Before imposing judgment harshly
It may reflect on you some blame
We find ourselves within experience
Some things won’t let us be
Finding fault in so many ways
Can give birth to objectivity (*4)
Judgment arises easily
From a past that’s set-in stone
To impose it on another
Demonstrates objectivities not owned.
(*1) A product of all of our experiences
(*2) Judgment from other people can double the burdens we carry. If we
never did anything, there would be no learning available. But on the other
hand, if we are willing to dip our toe in and check out the water, we’re
going to get wet.
There was a cartoon by Dennis the Menace probably 30 years ago or more, he
was told by his mother to go sit in the corner. So, dutifully he headed to
the corner carrying his chair. In the caption above his head he was
muttering, “If I never try anything, how do I know what I can do?”
Because we don’t fully understand our own spiritual nature and the force
that consciousness has in the world, on our own lives and the lives of
others, we have a tendency to assess others according to some particular
bias or set of characteristics that we find acceptable.
Because consciousness is a force in nature, the process of attributing
judgment against something, actually sets a force of resistance in motion.
It’s the resistance projected that helps to maintain that which we judge.
If we could get to that place that Heraclitus touched on in 470 BC when he
crossed the small pool of water, he realized, ‘The only constant is
change.’ Within the framework of perception he reflected the Stoic
philosophy of ‘healthy indifference.’ In terms of a body of water running
across your feet, that attitude is easy to adopt; but when we observe
others, whether family, friends or acquaintances doing stuff we judge as
unworthy, we miss the chance to become a conduit of energy, propelling
(*3) Some have a rougher time acclimating to the world than others. Not
knowing what path others travel should create the space for another’s
(*4) When we keep finding ourselves in a constant state of upset because we
run headlong into situations that ‘we can’t be with,’ that is an aspect of
creative intelligence allowing us to attend to what is holding us back in
terms of transformation.
The problem is, as humans, we don’t understand the nature of attraction and
how our spiritual aspect is attempting to help us work toward ascension.
Ascension being a higher state of consciousness and awareness.
The world we live in has taught us to survive, not thrive.