Judging myself and others…how can we let go of it?

This week has been both inspiring and painful for me as I have focused on being more aware of how and when I judge myself and others.

I have felt pain as I have recognized how often I do this.  Pain as my 12-year-old daughter shared her feelings around being judged by the world, and pain on how the world has trained us to judge/compare ourselves and others.

I have been inspired by the realization that this trend of judgement can be changed.  I have been inspired to be more aware of my judgements and feel a renewed desire and motivation to stop this trend in my life.

The clip below gave me a perfect opportunity to put this renewed desire into action.  When I saw the beginning, I found myself passing judgment on this man…but then I recognized it, let that judgment go, and really paid attention to what he was saying and the energy and passion he had.  In the end, I was inspired by this man and the message he shared.

“Live in the moment, don’t get old, don’t judge people, because you can’t be free if you judge people.”   “Love now, create, inspire.”

I hope that all of us can learn to be more aware of our judgments.  By being more aware, we will be able to make a conscious choice on what we  want to do about it.

How have you been able to lower the amount of judgement you place on yourself and others?  I would love to hear what is working for you.