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Are you being judged by others? Redefining Positive, Issue #016
December 06, 2011
Quotes on Judgement:
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”
“I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak.”
- Nile Rodgers
“The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgment.”
Stop Judging Me!
A few years back, I read a “Dear Abby” column about a woman who felt judged for being vegetarian. Her family would make jokes and let rude comments slip about “eating like a rabbit.” The commentary on her food choice was getting under her skin, and she was fed up.
I too am a vegetarian and have never experienced the same reaction to my diet as this woman has. I was curious about her experience and why it was so different from my own. What makes the difference? I have been in a variety of dining situations with a myriad of meat-eating companions and have not been subjected to the same taunting.
The difference is projection. When we are uncomfortable with something in ourselves, we project our insecurities onto others and draw experiences that confirm our unease. Whatever it is that you judge yourself for, you will continually have those hot buttons pressed by others until you come to peace with yourself about your life.
Everything outside of ourselves is one huge mirror reflecting back to us what is going on in our own psyche. “Dear Abby’s” answer to the vegetarian was to sit next to different people at dinner; my advice is to be proud of your choice. The more embarrassed or uneasy you are about sticking out or being picked on for your decision, the more you will attract that response.
My judgments of myself have worn out their welcome. I am now letting the following go…
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