(Which means I’ll share my thoughts the way I see them, without bowing to any particular philosophical or religious – or lack thereof – flavour.)
There are ways in which people inadvertently breach the Universal Law. I have understood a few of those recently. Christians, a score for you: A number of these Laws are mentioned in the Bible. They are also noted in other places.
1. Judging others.
We’ve had our share of being judged and even slandered, following the death of my Hubbs. Like that is what we needed. I have come to a point where I am deaf on that kind of ear. I’m also pretty judgemental myself, as anyone who reads my blog will discover. But I’m aware of it and am working on changing it; bad habits die hard, but I’m trying.
If you judge others, you are breaching a Universal Law. The Law states that we all are different, and that we have Free Will; and it states further (this in the Bible) that God will judge us, and only God – and he reserves his judgement literally until the last day, Judgement Day.
We all do it. But should we?
2. Manipulating / blackmailing others.
If someone blackmails you, they are elevating themselves above God and breaking the Universal Law of Free Will. You have Free Will and even God respects this. If a fellow human overrides your Free Will, they are breaching a Universal Law.
The next time you realize you’re being manipulated or blackmailed, take a step back and ask yourself: Will I allow this? Because the person doing it has less than no right to do it. How do they even get away with it?
I can happily say that not everybody tries to manipulate others. Those who do, can be “healed” of this behaviour, but only by you taking a very firm stance and not allowing it. No compromises.
3. Time wasters.
This is subtle and ouch. It is not as overt a breach as judging or manipulating; but if someone is wasting your time (e.g. by not honouring an appointment), they are literally trashing what is your most precious commodity – the minutes of your life.
This is not a matter of value in money. It’s value in breaths you take, in moments you could have spent with loved ones instead, of the golden minutes of your life running away like sand through your fingers.
I used to be horrible with keeping on time. Teaching 1:1 violin taught me the importance of being on time. If a lesson is going to be only 30 minutes and 7 are missed due to tardiness – that is 1/4 of the lesson!
I am inclined to go the extra mile and give students more minutes than they actually paid for, but this is voluntary and a gift, in the line of service. But only if they want it! Otherwise, no matter how much value I offer in those minutes, I’m wasting their time.
So. That bit of philosophy, way after midnight. Maybe tomorrow I will understand why I had to write it.