Perception and Judgement

Deciding what is right or wrong is dependent upon our perspective.

If we look at a situation from the viewpoint of our own personal experience, upbringing, moral stance, or religious/spiritual belief, then deeming something right or wrong is a biased opinion. It is a personal judgement.

When we perceive from our bias, we either respond favourably or react with disapproval.

However, if we were to see a situation simply for what it is, then rather than react to what is happening, we could choose instead to observe our own internal reaction.

If there is one, we may then decide to remove ourselves from the situation as it may be untenable for us to remain in it. Alternatively, we may prefer to become very present to what is happening within, and in that non-judgemental allowing, we might find that the problem dissolves both within and in the external world.

So perhaps right and wrong may not be so much about another ‘s action but rather about the pleasure or discomfort their actions trigger in us.

Our judgement will only exacerbate the issue at hand, and add to the feelings of separation and discomfort experienced by all concerned. On the other hand, an honest and unbiased appraisal of what is happening will most likely result in a harmonious outcome for all.

                                                                                                                 Posted 28th October 2017 by Sa Silvano

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