“Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.”
~H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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As part of our human condition, it’s easy to be judgemental and critical of others. It takes some practice to take a step back from your assumptions and judgements and practice acceptance and unconditional love.
Not only do we have to keep in mind that as much as we may think we know about the circumstances of others’ lives, we really have a very small window into their worlds; we also have to remember that no one is perfect and as much as we can point out the faults of others, they can certainly turn around and point out our faults right back.
On the road of truth and self-discovery, one might experience situations in which they are instinctually judgemental about something they see in someone else, only to realize that they were once guilty of doing the same thing themselves. It can be very eye-opening as we discover that we are all growing, we are all changing, and no one deserves to be judged or condemned for where they may be at a certain point in their lives.
All we can really do is work on ourselves, loving ourselves without judgement so we can also love others without judgement, too.