|freedom in judging less|
I learned something new recently. Something that had saved me a lot of heartaches for the past few days. Something that got me out of the anxiety loop. I had to reach my 30's to know this, and I'd love if anyone could learn about this treasure that I've just discovered, hoping that this would do you good like it did good for my life.
What is it? Judging less. I couldn't pinpoint exactly where I got this from first but I'm sure it solidified when I reread one of my favorite books "The Five Secrets you must discover before you die". Every time I get to read it, it really never fails to give me inspiration and a deep sense of gratitude. I remembered crying after I finished reading it. I felt that I have been passed on with such great gift of wisdom. If learning from the wise is your thing, then I suggest you go read it.
One excerpt from the book is:
When we judge our life we diminish ourselves. The more we can eliminate all need to compare, compete, grade, and judge our lives, the closer we get to wisdom... The judging mind paralyzes us ether by giving us a false sense of perfection or by giving us a deep sense of inadequacy. We have lived the life we have lived, and now we have the opportunity to grow.
These lines resonated so much to me. At times I find myself judging my act and my decisions. Sometimes at that point in our life, we made the best of what we had and so judging ourselves outside of that mindset is just simply not understanding ourselves.
Being too self critical had left me paralyzed, unable to do things that I wanted because I'd question myself. I'd lash out an idea even before it came into being. Sometimes it is just good to let it be, and let it flow. If I'm not hurting anybody with it, then there is no reason to not do it.
What about you? Has the lines from the book affected you too?
I'd love to hear about it. :)