16 Mar 2012 1 Comment
These past weeks I have been questioning the concept of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” The way I understand it is that I (and anybody else) shouldn’t be fast jumping to assumptions and giving in to first impressions. That makes a total sense and I couldn’t agree more.
My problem with not trusting first impressions is that often times by not trusting our intuition we end up at a not so pleasant place where the world is upside down and there is nothing more stable than going back to the very first feeling/impression about a person (or anything else for that matter). I have been very generous lately in all of my friendships/relationships and justified my friends’ actions that are not acceptable in my own world. What I start realizing is that while it is a really good excersise to be generous and accepting it is also very important to trust your gut instinct/intuition. If you jump to negative assumptions then you should definitely look at yourself and make sure you are not projecting anything. If you jump to positive assuptions and generously look over things then keep the things you looked over in a corner of your eye and see what the next impression of a person will be. Sometimes it is hard because the more generous you are the more you have to learn to overlook things and just let them go – without judgement or any attachment of being right/wrong, good or bad.
Challenge yourself in the next 5 days to see good things about people and compliment them. I am not saying that you should ignore parts that bother your or clash with your worldview. Acknowledge those parts of another person and move on onto something more exciting ~
Let me know how it goes!
Don’t waste time on negative and if something really bothers you – just say it. The worst it will do is it will bring one ending and another beginning…
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