Week 9 – Judgement can be a mirror

Many times we find ourselves in a situation in which our judgement comes first, without giving space for our thoughts to digest the whole situation. We easily point out people’s faults but do not look at our own. This can happen all the time, with everyone around us, and especially with those very close to us. We create high expectations in our minds, and straight away if things do not happen the way we want we start to find people that we can blame for it. I am sorry if it sounds too harsh, but sometimes our judgement of others can reflect our own faults, and can also identify parts of our own lives that need to be observed and worked on. We cannot require of others what we cannot give ourselves; it is as simple as that. Before judging someone, think about yourself; think how you would deal with that situation if you were that person. Before expecting other people to do things, do them yourself. Before opening your mouth to complain, be thankful. I like what Harper Lee says in her book “To Kill a Mockingbird” about understanding others: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”. So let’s try to be less judgemental, remembering that every time we judge someone we can be judging ourselves.

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