Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Relationship Between Judgment and Conflict

Judge not, lest ye be judged, as has been taught so many times. Just what is the relationship between judgment and conflict? Do we bring conflict into our lives when we judge others and our experience?

When you judge another you are drawn into the vibration of conflict. If you judge someone, they will see you, they will judge you because you bring yourself into the vibration of that which you are judging. If you let go of all judgment all together and simply be, then you will not be in conflict. How does this occur?

Gregg Braden suggests: "Through the connection that joins all things, scientists have shown that the "stuff" that the universe is made of, "waves and particles of energy," responds and conforms to the expectations, judgments and beliefs that we create about our world. In a world where an intelligent field of energy connects everything from global peace to personal healing, what may have sounded like fantasy and miracles in the past suddenly becomes possible in our lives. There is one small catch, however. Our power to change our bodies and our world is dormant until we awaken it. The key to awakening such an awesome power is that have to make a small shift in the way we see ourselves in the universe. We must see ourselves as a part of everything, rather than separate from everything. Beyond merely thinking of ourselves from this unified view, we must feel ourselves as part of all that we experience. With this one little shift in perception we are given access to the most powerful force in the universe, and the key to address even the seemingly impossible situations in our lives."

What do YOU think?


Lana Gramlich said...

I've been living this concept for over a decade now myself. At first it was a revolutionary thought. These days I find it more important to appreciate life & experience than to analyze it.

kab625 said...

Hi Molly,

Your message here is appreciated. I have come to realize we are disconnected and it plays a role in every decision we make. It's only going to be through consciousness that we again see how the simply act of breathing (for instance) connects us. We take for granted nature's inherent intelligence because of the way we've been conditioned to think; it is our thought processes that do need to change. Thanks for you insights.

jnsmor said...

This is something I have been thinking a lot about lately. I have not finalized yet whether I totally agree with it. There is no doubt that we (our attitudes, mood, etc) effect others, and that how we perceive things colors our experiences. But this kind of thinking is becoming popular and just like anything else it has its good points and bad. You know this whole things you are what you think about. It is a good theory. But I was thinking recently that is easier to change your experiences and that will change your thinking, then to change your
thoughts to change your experiences.

Lee said...

We all judge, in many litle ways day in and day out. It is right and proper that we do so.

When should I attempt to cross the road, does this person deserve my
respect, which course of action is the best one to take? All of these are decicions made on judgments.

There are of course some harm that comes out of the human experiance,
and yes it is good for us to try to deal with them. Don't be
judgemental though, how does one even attempt that, and why would you want to?

Molly Brogan said...

There is a significant distinction between discernment and judgment.
When we discern, we assess a thing or situation or person - measure
and compare to prior experience but we can still see the universal
truths therein. We can still be connected to what we discern. When we judge, we assign relative value - good or bad, right or wrong - relative because these values are really different for each of us. If we are assigning a negative value - we are more often than not - separating ourselves from it, because who wants to be part of that? This will sometimes happen to what we value to be "too good, too glamorous, too rich." What is of relative good value, might be too good for our experience. What separates us will bring us conflict. What unifies us will bring harmony.

Wehireu said...

Conflict is absolutely necessary and normal. Struggle is a normal part of life. Struggle however does not have to be violent. There is a central idea called "fierce compassion". It is the compassion to help someone overcome their faults. It is not compassionate to let someone destroys themselves. IF you cannot judge that someone is destroying their life, you are not being compassionate.

Molly Brogan said...

You can discern that someone is destroying their life without judging it to be right or wrong. Harmony through conflict is one way, but not the only way. If you could choose to find your harmony a different way...

Tony said...

This is a tremendous quote from Braden.

It's so simple really, judgement means that you don't approve of the Divine manifesting in every form.

We need to look at everything and simply say to it "Can you accept ME as this?" The ME being the all inclusive Divine that lives in all things.

And this does not mean that we no longer need to be accountable for anything, quite the opposite, with awareness comes responsibility.

I appreciate what wehire is saying, compassion needs to be at the core of everything, and care for the wellbeing of others and ourselves. I think I'd like to swap the 'judge' for the word 'SEE'. But I'm not sure if we have faults at all, I think they are just temporary attributes and tendencies