Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What Do You See?

What do you believe?
What do you imagine?
What do you teach?

When we are taught by the world to diagnose based on “facts”, we see what we believe.
When we tell our children who they are based on their behavior, we teach them what to be.
When we label people and give them names for what we see, we teach them to believe the same.
When we diagnose, judge, criticize and label people, we project our beliefs onto them.

Is it possible we are mistaken?
Is it possible we are teaching falsely?
Is it possible we are making a mistake?
Is it possible we expect to see what we believe?

Have you been labeled?
Do you believe the label or diagnosis?
Have you been projected on with others’ perceptions and corrections?
Do you like to have others to expect you to be good or bad, happy or sad, smart or ignorant?

What we expect, we usually seek evidence to prove ourselves right.
When we want to be right about our belief, we usually reject evidence to the contrary.
When we want others to be what we expect, we often wait to catch them being what we believe.
In our ignorance, we often teach them to believe in their own limitations or specialness.

What happens if we see everyone as whole and holy?
What would we see, if we believed each one is free to be and do and have whatever they choose?
What would we experience and choose if we were free and trusted ourselves to follow our own path?
Where would we go and what would we do and with whom would we relate, if we listen within?

Consider the possibility that we do not know, no matter what the tests show and experts know.
Consider the chance that we do not know what is best for anyone, including ourselves.
Consider the removal of all projections onto one another and allowing each one to be themselves.
Consider trusting that we see everyone as “sinless” and do not cast blame and guilt.

Life corrects itself through natural consequences.
When we begin to manipulate others and interfere, we create obstacles to learning.
When we give everyone the benefit of not knowing, projecting and expecting, learning is natural.
When we let go of our expectations and imagined outcomes, we can allow natural learning to occur.

What is natural is love, happiness and peace.
What is natural is to create safety and comfort and ease.
What is natural is to seek the path that resonates with our own unique purpose and learning.
What is natural is to trust and respect and love ourselves in living the way that is true for us.

Life can be fun, safe and easy when we trust ourselves to listen within and live true to ourselves.
Blessing of freedom and trust to one and all,
Betty Lue

If Children (and Adults) Live With……….

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with: criticism, hostility, fear, pity, ridicule or jealousy,
They will learn to: condemn, fight, be apprehensive, feel sorry for themselves, feel shy and feel envy

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and others.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.