We have all been guilty of passing judgment on both ourselves and others. We judge ourselves for where we’re at in life, or we judge others on their actions and lifestyle choices. In truth, judgement is not a freeing feeling, it confines both us and the people we place judgment upon. On a deeper level, humans operate on vibrations and frequencies. Simply put, we are energy and therefore we are very sensitive to the energy that comes from our thoughts and words. The thoughts we have and the words we speak are much deeper than a simple spoken word or thought, they hold power and affect both us and/or whoever we are speaking to.
Your Thoughts Have Power.
Positive thoughts and words have a similar impact on us. When we share from a place of love, a place that is judgment free, we allow the space for others to let go as well. Whatever is sent out to the universe both positive and negative is absorbed so it is important to be conscious of our thought patterns. If you have ever passed judgement on another and later felt that person knew what you had said or thought, they are simply picking up on the energy you had sent out.
When we judge, we are judging based on our own beliefs and preferences of how someone should act, dress or make their choices. We are all on our own paths, living out our own experience and there should be no judgement towards the way others choose to live out their own journey.
You Don’t Know Their Story.
When a judgemental thought comes up, try to transform that thought and instead come from a place of understanding. There is always more to the story than what you are basing your judgement upon. Having compassion for others and understanding that there is always more going on behind the scenes in people’s personal lives will dramatically shift your life in positive way.
How You Can Break The Cycle.
I challenged myself to one full day without judgement. This meant any time a judgmental thought came to mind, I was to release it and let it go. This was more difficult than it may seem, mainly because we have been heavily programmed to judge and compare by society, so breaking down that programming was tedious at first.
Because of the lifetime’s worth of programming most of us have been subject to, judgement may continue to rise even if you are making a conscious effort to let go of it. The key is to not judge yourself for these thoughts coming forward but to acknowledge the thought, let it go and not give the thought any power.
Throughout my one day challenge, I still had judgmental thoughts arise but I did not engage in them nor did I voice them. When I did not allow myself to give energy to these thoughts, I could feel a sense of weight lifted off of my shoulders. By the end of the one day challenge I could see and feel the difference in my own energy and in turn that affected the people I was surrounded by. It was without a doubt an enlightening experience.
We are all different people, living our own experiences and navigating through our own daily challenges. So what are we waiting for? Let’s accept that our perspectives are subjective and the potential to truly connect comes from present listening, understanding and empathy.
Try This Yourself.
I challenge you to let go of judgement today and see how it feels to let those thoughts roll off your shoulder rather than to playing into them. Share with us below your own experiences in letting go of judgement!
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