Prüfet alles und behaltet das Beste.
1. Brief an die Thessaloniker, 5, 21 (NT)
- Lerne sorgfältig zu unterscheiden zwischen:
Person ⇔ Mensch
Realität ⇔ Wirklichkeit
Fakt ⇔ Fiktion
Gültig ⇔ geltend
Unwissenheit ⇔ Ignoranz
Meinung ⇔ Tatsache
Gesetz ⇔ Verordnung
Nachweis ⇔ Behauptung
Quelle – Gerücht
Besatzungsrecht ⇔ Kriegsrecht
Deutsches Reich ⇔ Drittes ReichDeutschland
Europarat ⇔ Europäischer Rat
United States ⇔ United States of America
Vatikan ⇔ Heiliger Stuhl
Virus ⇔ Erreger
Fachmann/frau ⇔ TV-Experte
Unterschrift ⇔ Paraphe
Quer-/Selbstdenker ⇔ Verschwörungstheoretiker/Covidiot Netzfund
Zitate zum Thema Unterscheiden und Differenzieren / Differentiating
- Die Massen urteilen gar nicht oder falsch. Die Urteile, die die Massen annehmen, sind nur aufgedrängte, niemals ge-
prüfte Urteile. Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931) französischer Sozialpsychologe, Soziologe, Ethnologe, Amateurphysiker, Begründer der Massenpsychologie, Rudolf Eisler, Übersetzer, Psychologie der Massen [Psychologie des foules], Ersterscheinung 1895, 1911
- Schelling sagte zunächst, dass es der Aufklärung zwar gelungen war, Geist und Natur (oder Noosphäre und Bio-
sphäre) zu differenzieren, dass sie darüber aber den transzendentalen und einigenden Grund beider vergaß und
damit zur Dissoziation von Geist und Natur neigte, dem Desaster der Moderne. ⚡ Ken Wilber (*1949) US-amerika-
nischer mystischer Philosoph, Vordenker des 3. Jahrtausends, transpersonaler Bewusstseinsforscher, Entwickler der Integralen Theorie, Autor, Eine kurze Geschichte des Kosmos, S. 377, Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2002
- So preserve yourselves, my brothers, from the calamities of this place, for distinguishing it is extremely difficult!
Souls find it sweet, and then within it they are duped, since they become completely enamored of it.
Sufi proverb, cited in: Great Throughts Treasury
- See first, think later, then test. But always see first.
Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) English writer, dramatist, cited in: Goodreads Quotable Quote
- Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by ana-
logies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.'
When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are prai-
sed by the wise; these qualities, when adopted and carried out, lead to welfare and to happiness' – then you should enter and remain in them. Buddha (563-483 BC) Indian Avatar, teacher of enlightenment, central figure of Buddhism, Kalama Sutta, translated from Pali by Thanissaro, "To the Kalamas", 1994
[✰][❄] The Romantic view is that the infant starts out in a state of unconscious Heaven. [...] [T]he infant self is actually one with the dynamic Ground of Being – but in an unconscious (or "un-self-conscious") fashion. Thus, unconscious Heaven – blissful, wonderful, mystical, the paradisiacal state out of which ist will soon fall, and to which it will always long to return. [...]
[S]ometime in the first few years of life, the self differentiates from the environment, the union with the dynamic Ground
is lost, subject and object are separated, and the self moves from unconscious Heaven into conscious Hell – the world
of egoic alienation, repression, terror, tragedy.
But, the happy account continues, the self can make a type of U-turn in development, sweep back to the prior infantile, union state, re-unite with the great Ground of Being, only now in a fully conscious and self-actualized way, and thus find conscious Heaven. ⚡ Ken Wilber (*1949) US American transpersonal philosopher, consciousness researcher, thought leader of the 3rd millennium, developer of Integral Theory, author, The Eye of Spirit. An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad, chapter "The Romantic View", S. 95, Shambhala Publications, 1998
- A new consciousness leader knows the difference between strength and force.
- Strength comes from a deep inner confidence; from loving and respecting and expressing one's own authentic self. That kind of strength opens the gate to real love of others and life itself.
- Force comes from a deep inner wound that spawns the urge to dominate and to even the score.
A new consciousness leader uses her strength – she is bold, direct, and decisive, but views terror and violence as the tactics of cowards and fools.
Video key note speech by Elizabeth Lesser, US American cofounder and senior advisor of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Omega Women’s Leadership Center, author, Women & Power. Our Time to Lead Conference, transcript The New Leadership Story, sponsored by the US American non-profit educational retreat center Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, 24-26 September 2010, Vimeo video, minute 29:47, 41:08 minutes duration, posted July 2011
- A new consciousness leader also knows the difference between outrage and rage.
- I think of outrage as holy anger – strong emotional responsiveness to the pain of others, to injustice, to ignorance.
Outrage is fierce but it never dehumanizes. It fills a leader's sails with the winds of action but it also fills her heart with compassion and discernment.
- Rage on the other hand is like a forest fire. It burns everything in its path. It is impatient and vindictive and shortsighted. A new consciousness leader uses the energy of outrage to persuade and guide and include and create.
Video key note speech by Elizabeth Lesser, US American cofounder and senior advisor of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Omega Women's Leadership Center, author, Women & Power. Our Time to Lead Conference, transcript The New Leadership Story, sponsored by the US American non-profit educational retreat center Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, 24-26 September 2010, Vimeo video, minute 30:33, 41:08 minutes duration, posted July 2011
- To understand healthy love we must contrast it with addictive "love".
Western societies confuse healthy love with "love" addiction.
Many people find it difficult to differentiate whether they engage in healthy intimacy or addictive desire.
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. (*1943) US American psychotherapist, marriage and family counselor, author, excerpted and adapted from Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places. Overcoming Romantic and Sexual Addictions, Avon Books, August 1989; see: PART II: – Distinguishing healthy relationships from addictive relationships – Jed Diamond
Quotes by David R. Hawkins
- [The average person cannot] differentiate principle from expediency [...] Learning the difference between principles and imitators requires experience and educated judgment. The exercise of such discretion is necessary for moral survival in the modern world in general, but it is imperative in those grayest of areas, where ethical ambiguity has been elevated from convention to [an] art form: the political arena and the marketplace of daily commerce. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 159, Hay House, Februar 2002
- These [surrender and sacrifice] are arbitrary terms which presume that one is looking at spiritual principles from the viewpoint of the ego's vested interests and justifications for negativity. To the ego, spiritual principles represent a possible loss of positionality, but from the viewpoint of spirit, they are gains.
The primary surrenders and sacrifices have to do with the substitution of humility for vanity. In actual practice, one merely relinquishes the vanities of opinionation and judgmentalism.
Dr. David R. Hawkins, The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 66, 2001
- Spiritual discernment is a rare gift and, historically speaking, it does not occur until the 'third eye' opens with spiritual vision. Until that happens, any spiritual seeker, no matter how earnest, can be easily fooled. Dr. David R. Hawkins, The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 5 Circumventing the Ego. Spiritual Groups, S. 72, 2001