not and you won't be judged--we've all heard the saying
many times, but how often do we take to heart the first
two words? These first two words, if followed, could
relieve us of more stress and anxiety than we possibly can
imagine, for letting go of our tendency to judge others
allows us to free ourselves from our need to be right all
the time, from our need to control situations by making
sure they come out the way we think they should come out.
is nothing more than our way of saying that someone
doesn't live up to our expectations. They're not
doing things the way we think they should do them, and it
makes us feel pretty good to be able to judge someone
else's words or actions--for then we're "right,"
and they're "wrong." It's nice to be
right, isn't it?
Wayne's words are very profound. When we judge other
people, we're defining ourselves as someone who needs to
judge others. Is this a healthy need? Are our
judgments necessarily valid or accurate? If we keep
on defining ourselves in this way, will we ever become
people who truly "live and let live"?
Letting someone else live life according to his or her own
muse or muses is one of the greatest gifts we can give
someone else; why don't we do it more often?
is it possible to love unconditionally if we are
people who need to judge others? I think not. . . .