Many times we have experienced
that although we were not sure what it was going to
be, we had already predetermined what was
going to happen or what it would be. Oftentimes we judge someone only to get to know
that the person is very different from who we thought
the person really was.
prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. When
you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself.-Wayne
because something seems a certain way doesn’t
mean it really is.
urban legend about an airline pilot who takes
seeing-eye-dog for a walk is considered false by
snoops. com, but it makes a great story. The
story goes that during a layover, a pilot asks a
blind passenger if he would like him to take his
dog for a walk. Shocked passengers nearly faint
when they see the pilot (banner picture), wearing sunglasses, get off the plane with the
We often go through life thinking
we know what is going on. We have preconceived
ideas about a situation and others that can
block us from truly experiencing the gift that
the moment has for us. It is important to look
deeper in a given situation. Things may not be
what they appear to be. Let us not allow what
we think we know get in the way of living with
an open heart.
Several times in my life I
remember making false assumptions of what I
thought someone said or what I thought that
someone meant through his actions. Most of those
times I felt hurt and it caused me to change my
attitude toward that person. The truth is, I had
no idea what really happened but created a
reality in my own mind which greatly impacted my actions.
If something is unclear, or we
feel hurt by a loved one or a friend, rather
than withdraw in resentment, communicate and get
clarity. What might be clear to us might not be
clear to another, and what might not be obvious
to us might be obvious to another.
nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier.
Love everything, you will be happiest.-
We are 7 billion people on this
glorious planet. That means 7 billion different
realities, and interpretations of life. It
really is a miracle that we can somewhat
understand each other let alone get along and
love at all.
We are all beautiful. Not because
we are perfect human beings but because in our
imperfections we are such unique in riches and
gifts… despite all we have individually been
through as human beings, the challenges,
struggles, and childhood traumas.
We wake up each morning to meet
another day the best we can. Let us take courage
to live in this world that can sometimes be
crazy, beyond challenging, and even sometimes
can be easy to judge, but let’s remember the
courage it takes for all of us to be human, and
that we don’t really know what another human has
gone through. We don’t really know everything it
has taken for them to just wake up this morning
So in any situation, choose love.
To choose anger or withholding it, judgment is
the easy option. But to choose love is the real
purpose for why we are here. Remember just
because things seem a certain way doesn’t mean
it really is. Everything, everyone, every moment
is our invitation. Let us choose love.
By Tim Pedrosa
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