‘What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” Alice Walker
“And it is recognized that all things must be first forgiven, and then understood.” ACIM (T-30.V.1)
These two statements complement each other. More often than not, our human condition naturally hears the ego first and becomes fearful based on “appearances” rather than facts.
We will judge others as being insincere or worse. We can often misinterpret their words as an attack on us. Then, our response is often to attack them and feel justified. Another can perceive an innocent or accidental omission by someone as cruel behavior. The ego thought system must be right and always seek validation of its beliefs. After all, that is what we’ve been taught and have witnessed in life. Who can blame us, but us or another, for an innocent mistake?
Our higher awareness of–the Truth of who I believe we are have no investment nor attachment to being wrong or right. It sees only innocence and knows only peace. Most are waking up to this in their lifeline.
At a very early age, I started to question my perceptions, only to justify them by projecting them out, proving something to myself or someone else, which caused more chaos most of the time.
When you live in unrest and notice that discomfort, you might begin to question your perceptions of another or life in general.
As my mind started to heal from the perfectly flawed misperceptions, miraculously, life, people began showing up in their actual state of innocence.
The stories I told myself, or that the EGO made up, had depth and layers to be explored before being executed.
Yet, our human condition is often triggered by some unhealed and unconscious belief held in our minds’ eyes.
The “button pusher” and the “button pushed” need healing. We need each other to wake up.
After many years of battling in wars that did not exist, I am now in a place where I question my perceptions before judging another for a crime they did not commit. It saves a lot of forgiveness work later in the day. “…all things forgiven, then can be understood.”
Remembering that this “human condition” is only temporary is also helpful, and everyone is doing the best they can in the mindset they believe themselves to be at any moment. Nothing is permanent; all things change.