9th Deadly Sin
November 16, 2016
Judgmentitis! Judgmentitis is the inflammation of a perpetual habit of initiating opinions on others that are based upon a faulty perception. All habits are replaceable by other ones. The habit of looking at the negative side of things involving someone when in fact there are more commonsense or compassionate ways of looking at them is a necessary habit to break on the path of greater evolving spiritual consciousness.
Looting the positive aspects of someone in favor of perceptions that are likely a mirror of one’s own negativity is counterproductive. Whether it’s a court of law that jumps to conclusions without looking closely at all evidence, or someone who makes assumptions because you are one race, religion, political leaning, or any biased individual perception, it’s all avoidance of truth. Your perceptions without careful, prudent examination have no redeeming value to honor another’s right of safety from psychological harm. Words of wisdom always are the best answer.
Today, with millions of people communicating on internet devices, both to people they are familiar with, and especially those they don’t know, the courtesy of having empathy and compassion is less personalized. Any initiating of connection with another that is perceived as negative name calling or insinuations should be corrected. People have feelings, some still vulnerable from prior or current times that are best assumed to not assume that they don’t exist. The world needs a lot of healing from experiences that leave many fragile particularly, when encroached by thoughtless verbiage.
The original ‘seven deadly sins’ (the 8th being ‘Acedia’ which might be defined as apathy, has been hidden as monks who initiated the ‘sins’ or vices were most guilty of unconcern toward lives of others) were thought of as abuses and impediments to inner growth both of the self and others affected. The Christian church first used the ‘doctrine’ in order to help people stop their inclination towards evil before dire consequences and misdeeds occurring.
Negative judging of others is an unchecked habit that is likely indicative of unconcern for the many inner abuses. Always examine the self in how it affects others as well as where it comes from, namely yourself. A ‘lying tongue’ spreads harm to yourself and another as well as perhaps infinite people. One of the great spiritual and conscious means for interaction with anyone is to use ‘skillful means’ in how to present your thoughts to another. Love within doesn’t ‘initiate assertions or judgments’ less than all loving. Being aware and in discernment of connections with others elevates the interchange and the spirit within you until it becomes second nature. Spread thoughtfulness!