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That Which You Criticize Is That Which You Become #1

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That Which You Criticize Is That Which You Become #1

The purpose of each life journey is to perfect the purity of love. Every incarnation, we evolve 
as a work in progress. Our earthbound experiences give us the opportunity to attune our 
souls to the likeness of God by advancing in spirit. We do this through the gaining of 
enlightenment brought upon by the mastering of our deeds and intentions. We come into this 
world with a purpose set before us which was agreed upon in spirit and though given a path 
to follow, we are susceptible to bad judgment and wrong doing according to the gift of free 
will. Most of us are good people with bad habits that, through age and experience, we learn 
to rise above. This is the natural order of human existence. Our most detrimental fault is the 
innate tendency to judge others.          
It’s human nature to criticize. We pass judgment on other’s appearances and actions every 
time we come in contact with another person. We do it in every public setting, to our friends 
and to our relatives. The error in this is that each of us eventually experiences or becomes 
the very thing we deem detestable. It’s an element of karma whereby the energy of our 
thoughts generate negative actions and reactions. Interestingly, the very thing that we 
criticize is an underlying component of our own character, recognized or not, that manifests 
itself and activates an undesirable dormant trait. If you mock a persons intelligence or 
appearance, that existence will become your own or a loved one’s so you feel the 
experience. This is true in all situations. Often times, those being mocked will raise their 
standing then have the opportunity to present themselves to their judger, whom will be of a 
compromising stature.

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  1. Date: 2/17/2010 5:47:00 AM
    Great start, Kimberly! I think without criticism we would do more wrong! It could be helpful but also devastating. Thank you for your kind comment...Gert

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 9:09:00 AM
    Good start. Vince

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:32:00 PM
    That second paragraph was getting pretty interesting, let me go see the next one!

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 6:51:00 AM
    100 percent true! ' Judge not - lest ye be judged'. Wonderful, soft flowing prose. I enjoyed very much. Than you for sharing, Kimberly and thank you for your kind comments. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 3:45:00 AM
    Yes Kimberly, I have talked about this before, through my own experience..I have learned this. Also found that what I see critically in others must first be in me to see it. Otherwise I would not recognize it. Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 3:48:00 PM
    I certainly agree we shall eat of the seeds we sow. Judgment is a seed we should learn better than to sow. For we do partake of it's seed if we sow it. Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 9:27:00 AM
    critic? did someone ask for a critic? i think this piece is more philosophy than poetry. which makes a mockery of the title of the site; Poetrysoup. thus removing the art in favor of oppinion. reminding me of the phrase "I can do bad by myself. " it takes time to create poetic work. obviously time you did not have. jhl

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 7:00:00 AM
    Everything you say is true. I'm familiar with karma.If the majority of this world thought this way there would be no limitations to what our species could do today. But in earthly years it's going to take eons. But in reality time does'nt exsist so.. I say these are powerful seeds that have been planted long ago and Mother Earth trembles seeping them further into ground until the time is right.I've read all three and I'm very impressed. Keep writing....Turn it into a book!! Love Light Patty