If we are politically correct we are not supposed to discriminate. Even using that word raises eyebrows. Discrimination is considered a bad thing. But, is that true?
We use our power of discrimination to distinguish between right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, desirable and undesirable, and everything in between.
With discrimination we make distinctions, choices, judgment calls.
Our discrimination and choices determine our future – our fate, because we build our future from our choices in the present moment. Therefore, our discrimination is important for our well-being.
Being a slave
It’s when we are unconscious of our power of discrimination that we fall into superstitions, blind beliefs, subconscious habits, and prejudices. We don’t think about it, but just do it! We’re not really making choices at all! We’re just being a slave to unconscious habits, conditioning and blind beliefs!
Plus, we flock together our prejudices and thinking, gather with friends and others that think the same way we do, which reinforces our habitual patterns. We condition ourselves.
Discrimination can reward us!
We have to be brave to consciously discriminate because we are accepting responsibility for our choices. But, we also reap the rewards.
We liberate ourselves from the whim of fear.
In the hope You find Love close at hand, Portia SLB
Until next time consider this quote to reflect upon:
“Our purpose in life is to see Light, to discriminate between right and wrong.”
Eugene Fersen, Aphorisms of The Lightbearer, page 176.