Why do we insist for the most part on judging things, situations and people’s actions as good or bad, right or wrong, moral or immoral?
Does judging others make us feel better or more superior in some way? And if so, at what cost?
Judging takes you away from who you really are. And one judgement leads to another and another and becomes a habit that can be hard to break. Feeling good at another’s expense is never worth it. Judgements also take a toll on our physical body and we wonder why we don’t always feel our best. Is that really worth it? We can never really know what is going on in someone else’s heart or why they do what they do, what may have brought them to act in a certain way. If we did, perhaps we would have more compassion for them and understand more what it is like to walk in their shoes.
As Mother Teresa said: ”If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Perhaps just for today, give up the judgement and find something or someone to love instead.