First Observation: You can cause unwanted effects even if your motives are pure and you intend no harm.
Second Observation: These unwanted effects can include unnecessary harm to oneself, curses being hurled, misalignment of previously aligned beings, permanent loss of status and long term reduction of certainty.
Third Observation: Unwanted effects are usually the result of a lack of awareness. Awareness can be considered to be a spectrum reaching from unaware of anything to awareness of everything.
It appears that a being can be aware of events in the past, in present time and in the future. If a being is fully aware, it is able to predict the consequences of almost any action. Unawareness has been responsible for the instigation of may unwanted events in the past.
Unawareness in present time contributes to failures in communication and to the creation of unwanted effects upon others. If your awareness is high, you will see what effects your actions and words will have on others before they occur. If your awareness is adequate, you will see any negative effects your words and deeds have on others before they create too much harm. If your awareness extends only to yourself, you may end up doing actions that agree with your moral codes and folkways, but are harmful and despised by others.
If you are aware of your actions and thoughts and are also aware of the thoughts and actions of others, your actions will produce the desired effects on others.
If your awareness is limited by choice or by circumstance, your actions will not produce the desired results.
You may ask why anyone would choose to limit their awareness and I keep encountering many different reasons for doing this. The fact that almost everyone you know including me is limiting their awareness in some way suggests that there must have been a good reason for doing this in the past.
We will discuss these reasons and the way to increase awareness in the next article, Part Two.