Donald Trump is a baby.
We are all babies. Just now we have adult bodies, but internally we are all still as innocent as the little baby.
If we knew better, we would do better. Given what we know, we are all doing the best we can.
Socrates said – all men tends toward the good, the only problem is that we don’t know what the real good is.
We’ve got to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and remember their innocence.
Jesus and the Buddha both said the only sin is ignorance. We are all ignorant.
As Jesus said to those who wanted to stone the prostitute, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” We have all trespassed against each other and against ourselves. We are all guilty of lying, cheating, stealing, coveting our neighbor’s property, etc. – perhaps not physically, but at least mentally we have entertained such notions. Who hasn’t ever lusted after someone or coveted another’s property or lied to someone? In this lifetime or in a past lifetime, surely we have committed crimes, and we are all guilty. It is by Grace that we are forgiven – and really we are forgiven because the whole time we’ve been totally innocence – just doing the best we can given what we know. Truthfully, we know very little, hence we find ourselves in error frequently. And it is also only by Grace that we come into a desire to know the Truth, so for anyone who is not currently seeking the Truth or aligned with it, we can have compassion for them, for they are innocent and have not yet received that Grace to be awakened to the Spiritual Goal.
Jesus also said, “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.” Once again – the innocence! We forgive everyone and love everyone because everyone is innocent and doing and being the best they can.
As Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” It isn’t about changing the world and the people in the world, but changing ourselves that makes all the difference. When we change ourselves, we change the world. If we want to see more educated people, wiser people, healthier and happier people, then it is our responsibility to take up those objectives ourselves and become better educated, wiser, healthier, and happier. We can only give what we have. So if we want more peaceful and loving world leaders, let us become more peaceful and loving. Never stop becoming more peaceful and loving. It is always a worthy direction 🙂
We are all connected, and a spiritual mature individual owns any external projections as ultimately internal. If we perceive ignorance, it is our opportunity to reflect that back to ourselves and acknowledge our own ignorance.
Remember the guidance, “Judge not, lest ye be not judged.” Only that which is Omniscient – all-knowing – is even capable of judgment. How could something that doesn’t know everything accurately judge anything? Everything is dependent upon everything else, so really to judge one would have to know everything.
If any one of us was in full knowledge and awareness about the life of Donald Trump, his upbringing, his ancestry, heritage, health, finances, relationships, neural networking, exposure to chemicals, societal/cultural programming, etc. – then we would be fully aware that who and how he is makes absolutely perfect sense and there is nothing to condemn or judge at all. The human being is just a karmic wind-up toy. Given its genetic and societal inheritance, it acts a certain way. The human does have the capacity for free will too, but rarely is it ever exercised, and mostly humans go about just playing out karmic patterns. Think about it for yourself – how often do you do something intentionally vs. just acting out of habit? Even the words we speak, how many are deliberate vs. automatic habitual patterning?
In everyone we can be aware of the innocence of the child, even if they look like an adult. Do we take babies to court over spontaneous outbursts of tears and disturbing the peace? No. Why? Because they are innocent and we are all aware of the innocence. For some reason, as the human grows bigger, we think they are no longer innocent.
When we remember the innocence, we can focus on the goodness that is present within all and we can disregard any wickedness. We can be friendly toward the happiness, delight in the virtuous, and practice compassion toward the sad. We need not go about judging. The human mind is not omniscient and is incapable of accurate judgment. “‘Judgment is mine,’ sayeth the Lord.”
God is taking care of everything. Adversities are blessings in disguise. Everything offers us a perfect opportunity to grow and become even more loving, more peaceful, more joyful, more free from all the ignorance.
Gloria in Excelsis Deo!