Boxes of Judgement


As some people mindlessly argue about insignificant stuff.. makes me wonder… how long can i survive the brouhaha..

Here’s an interesting article on i read on FB..

“See beyond the boxes of Judgement”

Judgment puts people in boxes. When you are judgmental, you create an orderly world out of a disorderedly one. For without the boxes, people are neither good nor bad, they simply are, full of failings, shortcomings and inappropriate emotions, full of goodness and love. They simply are. And like a jungle, everything overlaps and runs together. There is no way to judge if this plant is better than that one, since they are growing into each other, overlapping their boundaries and living in tangled coexistence.

And you are like this as well. You know how unfair it feels to be judged, since you are a very complex person. Your childhood and everything that happened since that time have led you to be like the tangled jungle, intertwined and complex. And everyone else is like this as well. What you believe is wrong may be right to someone else and vice versa. For all of it simply is.

When you stop trying to sort through the jungle, cutting things up and putting them into boxes, and instead, let it be as it is and just observe it, you will find great beauty indeed.

You will see that nature doesn’t draw straight lines and doesn’t build boxes. Nature loves curves and entanglements. Nature loves an orderly chaos formed by the lively interchange between living things. And your mind and personality are like this as well, not compartmentalized, not straight and linear, but complex, lively and intertwined, all of your different experiences melding and tangling with each other to make up who you are. And everyone else is like this as well.

And so, what we see is that without the boxes of judgment, the world is a lively and interesting place. And anyone that you may encounter, if you will but allow yourself to get past the surface judgment based on age, shape, clothing, accent, color and gender, and talk to them and learn what they have experienced, if you dig deep enough and listen with enough compassion and interest, you will discover a view of life which will teach you much. It is not about agreeing or not agreeing with them, it is not about cutting them up into little pieces which will fit into your boxes, it is about appreciating the complexity and wonder, the deepness and richness of human experience, what truly makes up this life.



About G...

Evolving and revolving! Douglas Adams & Woody Allen are my soul mates from another era. My quirkiness is an eclectic mix of Jess (New Girl), Dharma and Carrie Bradshaw. Sharing my birthday with Paulo Coelho & Stephen Fry, i'm always reading a book and enjoy having engaging conversations about life and love. I take children, wit and play seriously, very seriously. I'm a renaissance soul who enjoys yoga, vodka with cranberry and doodling. Working in the field of Education and Story-telling, there are only two things i look forward to: Knowing myself and Everything that matters!

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