seen many people who seem to believe that they're in tune
with what's "true" in life. They're at the
pulpits, in the offices, in the classrooms, on the couch
with a beer in their hand--they're everywhere.
Because they see things so "clearly" in their
own minds, they're willing to tell others when they're
right and wrong, when they've made mistakes or when
they've done something right.
simple fact is, though, that none of us know
everything. Some of us do know more information than
others, but information is simply that:
information. Truth and Knowledge are two concepts
that have little to do with information, and much to do
with mindfulness and awareness and compassion. In my
experience, I've learned that the people who are closest
to understanding Truth are simply those who are starting
to understand that they can never know any sort of
greatest knowledge we can reach is that of knowing and
understanding the limits of our own knowledge.
in courts are simply there to judge cases based on
interpretations of the law. When we decide to judge
other people based on our own limited knowledge of life
and living and eternity, though, we do a great injustice
to them. We also set ourselves up for a great deal
of frustration in our own lives, for such judgment always
will fall short of the intentions that we have in mind
when we decide to judge someone else.
a great difference between accepting others for who they
are and judging them based on our own limited ideas of
right and wrong, or our own interpretation of Truth.