Monday, August 17, 2009

On Judgment

More randomness:

We are constantly in a state of judgment against others. We judge them against ourselves and against our ideals. We impose our desires on others and then shun them for not being desirous. How can they not want what is obviously so important (to us)? How can they be so dense as to not realize the paradise that awaits them if they begin to idolize the things that we do? Don't they see?

How could they not want to be successful? Rich? Beautiful? How could they not want a new shiny car? A house? Nice clothes? Who doesn't want to be surrounded by success?


It becomes harder to judge when you recognize this projection of yourself onto the image of others. You can no longer impose your paradigm onto the world at large, and by that loss your eyes are opened to the beauty of the individuals. Each person is beautiful. Each person is perfect.


Tiffany said...

So true. I also realized that when I let others be who they were, I finally felt comfortable being who I was. We project our views, but we often take the views others have projected onto us and it's never a true fit. On a side note, Mom told me about your plans for next year, sounds really great!

TomboCheck said...

Tiffany! :)
I'm starting to learn that acceptance is the path to personal happiness. It's a hard thing to get used to though. Society teaches us a million different ways to judge others, all the while elevating our own self importance.

I've also had troubles with taking on the images that are projected onto me. If anything, that is harder to get around. Without those images I'm not sure who I am. Not yet at least.

Anywho, how did the move go? You guys all settled in yet?