p>There are no “good” or “bad”, no “right” or “wrong” ways of thinking. There is only diversity in the portrayal of the one unique source we all come from. When we honor the divinity that is evenly distributed in each and every being, we’ll be able to put aside all judgment and accept different mind-sets and manners of doing things. We each have our own set of experiences and our own distinctive dispositions as beings. There is no way for us to always understand and agree with everyone, or even figure out the master plan that lies beneath each soul’s journey, let alone judge and give away opinions as to how people should think or behave.
Since we all come from the same supreme consciousness and are equally divine, nothing anyone does is primarily intended to harm others. We have different concepts of life, ways to deal with and lessons to learn from it. In the book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz tells us that nothing others do is to harm us or is even related to us. He says that what is being said or done by others is a projection of their own reality and their own dream, not ours.
On a soul level, we all want what’s best for ourselves and others but we sometimes end up hurting each other. When we believe the fact that nothing others do was meant to cause distress in our life and that everyone is trying their best to create a beautiful life for themselves, forgiveness comes naturally. We can forgive others more easily for what they do that we consider unacceptable because we realize, what they did wasn’t wrong but simply different from how we thought it was supposed to go. Forgiveness is confessing to the fact that we are all the same in nature yet very different in perceptions and manners of passing through the journey of life.
Forgiveness transpires from practicing unconditional love, that is, loving people despite their unfamiliar ways of life and beliefs, accepting others with all the diversity they bring to our lives and appreciating everyone as different versions of ourselves. Elisabeth Kubler Ross tells us that we all have the potential for goodness, for giving without seeking reward, believing without judgment and loving unconditionally. The key to unconditional love is knowing and truly accepting the fact that we’re all the same. We are all derived from the same source of all-encompassing wisdom and love and this divinity is carried through us in a lot of different ways. We simply use it and show it in our own unique and distinctive way. None of us is better than others and there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ person. It’s simply one being having different interpretations of itself through each and every one of us.
Looking at the tips of my fingers I know they all have different patterns, yet all branch out of the same person. The same is true for every single person on this planet, even though we are all the same, being created equally from the same source; we are markedly different from each other. There's a beautiful diversity in the way humans think. Every single person has his own set of rules and ideas, his own particular mindsets and points of view.
There are as many lines of thoughts as there are human beings, as a result when acted out by the ego there also exists a lot of discord and conflicts in opinions and decisions. The problem lies in not seeing the differences and not accepting the most natural trait of human beings as a society. This is when conflicts arise because every one of us wants to try to convince others to agree with our beliefs and thoughts. In many cases we do agree with the people in our lives and get along very nicely, but the trick is to know what to do when we don't.
Disputes typically breed anger, sadness and disappointments. Arguing about differences in opinions and forcing others to agree with us only causes both sides to feel very distraught. And from that point of agitation if we go on, we feel worse and worse, to the point at which we can't truly hear what is being said in the argument. We no longer have the ability to understand the other person's point of view or the truth of the matter due to our anger, sadness and disappointment. If we could stop ourselves from forcing our ideas and beliefs onto others and always wanting to be right, take a step back and try to see people and situations from a different perspective, we would realize that almost all the issues we argue about don't actually matter in the significance of the divine journey of life we're all going through.