It’s very easy to be labeled.
When one walks outside the lines of that which their culture or society considers normal, correct, true, right, etc., the person is then viewed by the collective, not as a person, but as the applied label.
This probably isn’t a surprise to anyone.
We label people every day. By their race, sexual orientation, political party and religious affiliation. We label people by health condition, economic status, even past behavior. We label people by what they do for work.
The problem with labels, at least one problem, is the faulty application of what Neville Goddard called the Law of Assumption.
The Law of Assumption is essentially using imagination to create what we assume to be true. Assume greatness, achieve greatness. Assume wealth, achieve wealth.
Assuming greatest to help achieve greatness is great.
But when we assume something to be true based only on labels, we make a huge mistake. We should never label as truth that which we hear, perceive, judge, or decide to be true, when all we’ve given is a superficial effort to understand.
Even when a label is accurate, with head held proudly high or shamelessly low, that applied label does not completely define the person or group.
Life is richer and the journey brighter when I am blessed to be seen — and in turn to see others — not with labels, but with eyes of love, compassion, hope, and understanding.
Let’s choose to see people as people, and drop the labels.
Have a great Monday! Thanks for letting me share.
p.s. Take 13 minutes today to start listening to Neville Goddard’s pioneering lecture on the Law of Assumption.
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