3 Tips to Release Judgment
So many of us live inside both a conscious and an unconscious sense of judgment. There are eloquent ways to judge, and there are low conscious ways to judge. No matter how neatly it’s packaged and tied up with a bow, judging is still judging–whether you are judging others or yourself.
The subject of judgment is particularly relevant right now as we all watch the devastating events happening in our world unfold right before our eyes. So, let’s spend some time together having a courageous conversation as I share my top 3 tips for releasing judgment
#1 “Comparison is the Thief of all Joy.”
Ben Franklin’s wise words hold true today. Comparison is where judgment starts. When you move into comparison, everyone loses. When you compare either you are going to believe or be led to believe or lead yourself to believe that you’re better than someone else. Like, “Oh, I’m not as crazy as them, or I’m not as good as them.” So, there is ALWAYS someone losing. You see your 100% could be someone else’s 50% or your 100% might be someone’s else’s 150%. Judgment and comparison snatch away your now and steal your joy.
#2 Live in Compassion
To get out of judgment mode, move to compassion. I mean really live in compassion. You cannot run away from judgment, but don’t focus on it. Remember energy grows where energy flows. Focus on compassion and understanding. Ask yourself, what would it be like if I were to walk a day, a month, a year in their shoes? What would that feel like? When I feel myself move into unconscious judgment, I go, “Hold on.” I live in compassion. My residence is compassion
#3 Release Judgment of Yourself First
Release judgment of yourself is the FIRST step toward acceptance of others. I often find that miserable people are judging everybody. Miserable people are hating on everybody. After all, haters hate, right? So, if you look at judgment, it can sometimes be an eloquent, very polished way of just hating on other people. And I believe that if you hold up a mirror to yourself and truly love and radically accept yourself and celebrate you, you will either 1) naturally cause a ripple effect on how you love, honor and celebrate others; or 2) reduce any judgment you are consciously or unconsciously having.
I love hearing from you, so please share in the comments below what really hit home for you? Was there something you really needed to hear today? Did you experience an #AHA or a #BOL (breakthrough out loud)?
Remember, this is your tribe. And we are your community. And most importantly, especially right now, I want you to know that #YANA (you are not alone).
Your Sister in Prosperity and Possibility,