Cultivating a Balanced Perspective
Updated: Jul 15, 2022
~a love note from your Inner Wisdom
I am writing to remind you of things you already know. Every perspective is valid because it is personal and unique to the one who is holding it. All of your personal history, accomplishments, education, past pain, and present insecurities go into forming your viewpoint of the world. Remove one experience or one fear, and your perspective changes slightly.
With this in mind, make a commitment not to judge what you don’t understand. All actions have consequences. Some behaviors create pain and suffering, while others promote peace and harmony. Be careful that your moral judgment on behavior doesn’t lead you to categorize people as “good” or “bad.” This is faulty thinking. People are not good or bad. They are just like you—a human trying to navigate life on this planet. Their personal history leads them to make skillful or unskillful choices, just like yours does.
You can support behavior that promotes peace and institute boundaries around behavior that creates suffering, without judging a person. If you are grounded in the Love within you, compassion arises naturally, and judgment is impossible. It is only when you are moving from a place of insecurity that you will judge. A wise man once said, “You without sin cast the first stone.”
Remember, this moment is an opportunity to connect to Love and so to live into the fullness of who you are.
As always, do what best awakens you to Love,
Your Inner Wisdom
May your mind be peaceful and calm, may your body be relaxed and comfortable, and may your heart be filled with love.
Thank you for reading.
Blessings and gratitude, Ani
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