Monday, May 24, 2010

you neeveeerr know

    Life Without Judgments

"Your Judgments of things are like blinders, they limit what you can see,
             where you can go, and how far you can reach" .

One of the tricks the human mind uses to control us is the concept of being
judgmental. For a lot of us it's being that way towards other people, but
for most of us, it's also being ruthlessly judgmental of ourselves.

When we are being judgmental it is the mind's way of keeping order, of
putting everything into a category. That's positive, that's negative,
that's right, that's wrong, good, bad, etc. It's what is known as "Round
Peg, Round Hole Thinking."

It's a habit that for most of us dates back to our earliest childhood
recollections. The downside to this type of behavior is that it keeps us
rooted in small thinking. Just looking at today and not allowing ourselves
to look at the big picture of what could really be going on with that
particular person, event or situation.

Here is a great story about a farmer and his son on their one horse farm in
the Alleghany Mountains:

     A farmer and his son worked a small farm, with only one horse to pull
     the plow. One day the horse ran away.

     "How terrible" sympathized the neighbors. "What bad luck"

     "Good, bad, who knows, we'll see", the farmer replied.

     A week later, the horse returned from the mountains leading three
     wild mares into the barn.

     "What wonderful luck" said the neighbors.

     "Good, bad, who knows, we'll see" Answered the old man.

     The next day, the son, trying to tame one of the horses, fell and
     broke his leg.

     "How terrible", sympathized the neighbors, "What bad luck".

     "Good, bad, who knows, we'll see", replied the farmer.

     The army came to all the farms to take the young men off to war.

     The farmer's son was of no use to them, so he was spared.

     "Good, bad, who knows, we'll see."

Everything has a purpose- it is up to you to take a giant step back and try
to figure out what the potential purpose could be. There are no accidents -
everything has a purpose, if for no other purpose than to learn lessons.
Sometimes it may take some time for us to see the true purpose or realize
the lesson that is being offered.

my father sent this to me....
i had to share, and therefore give proper credit to our family friend 
Tom Feola
and his lil life lessons.
Thank you Tom.


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