I always go off-track trying hard to stay focused on not being focused - at least not on photography. Writing a post about topics miles away from the business most of us are in, has become therapeutic. I often cross the line into areas that are personal and according to the "experts," should not be shared in a public forum. *sigh* The experts don't know my mantra:
I can because I want to;
I want to because you said I couldn't!
Well, it got me thinking about that old expression, "You can't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes!" I get the meaning, but lately it seems to be a forgotten concept. Too many people are into instant fulfillment these days, needing to judge immediately. I never thought the idea of innocent until proven guilty had an expiration date.
I'm not talking about the horrific things that make the news, but how people interact with each other on a daily basis. I'm referring to people who make assumptions and pass judgment without ever knowing the facts. They thrive on a lack of forgiveness, empathy, and respect.
Sheila's been a student of the Course in Miracles for many years. In the process, I've picked up a little of the course, which essentially categorizes how we react to life into two directions - everything is based out of love or fear (anger, resentment, judgement, hate, anything but love.) It doesn't matter what your religious beliefs are, we can do so much better with more love and less fear. I'm tired of dealing with people who deal from the fear side of the equation. Just like frustrated parents with young kids, it's time to give them a "timeout."
Thanks for joining me - Happy Sunday!