NOW I KNOW
024 27 February 2017
We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life. Murray Kibblewhite
CASE STUDY – What are on the two sides of the coin of life?
Mahatma Ghandi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.(Wikipedia) While he was severely beaten several times in his life, he did not prosecute his attackers, because in his eyes they were doing what they thought was right!
Gary Zukav, in his book “The Seat of the Soul” says on page 45, “Non-Judgemental Justice is a perception that allows you to see everything in life, but does not engage negative emotion.”
Further on he says, “Non-Judgemental Justice is the freedom of seeing what you see and experiencing what you experience without responding negatively.”
My interpretation, from a Project L.E.L point of view is that each and every experience you have chosen so as you learn from the experience. So if you suffer violence in your relationship, follow Ghandi’s advice and realise that the attacker “was doing what they thought was right.”
But, what are you the victim learning? What about learning understanding that the attacker’s background has educated him to use violence to control others! Or what if your learning is forgiveness! Or maybe it is to give you courage to continue without retaliation?
Maybe in a past life you were a powerful and cruel person who committed violent acts against others. Then this current experience is for you to understand what it is like to be the underdog!
I know, if you are a victim that it does not take the pain away, but it is an experience you have learnt from, which means you should not have to suffer it again in the future.
Non Judgemental Justice and learning from every experience can be considered the two sides of a coin called life. Accepting what happens in your life rather than judging and blaming others, will improve the quality of your life.
All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?
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