“Finding Fault is finding trouble.”
William W. Walter
The above comment coined by W. W. Walter has stuck with me through the years. Why is it that we constantly find something that is not exactly to our liking? People are not behaving the way we expect them to and all in all things are just not the way we would like them to be. We tend to blame circumstances or accuse people of all kinds of faults. Once we are getting sucked into the vortex of negativity, trouble is closely lurking around the corner. Nevertheless, we continue to look deeper and deeper into the faults of others instead of keeping our focus on self. By now, trouble is staring us in the face, but it seems that when we find faults in other people we don’t feel so bad about our own, or do we?
Our work is to stop finding fault in others, because when we do this “fault finding”, we are giving power to negativity. We see others as incomplete and less than good. The truth is that the errors of others aren’t our affairs and frankly, they are none of our business. We shouldn’t concern ourselves with someone else’s mistake, unless, someone asks our opinion. Then we can be helpful, thoughtful, and constructive, but not critical or hurtful. Remember, the other is also in a state of unfoldment relative to his or her understanding. Our only duty is to be kind and supportive.
In our daily mental work, striving to correct ourselves, we need to address all of our habits. Good or bad, we need to look at them honestly. Then we can correct within self and stay busy with our own unfoldment. Let us find the good, not fault – let us celebrate this everlasting goodness within!