When was the last time you judged someone or something?
Five minutes ago, an hour?
Yes, we all do it.
All too often it has become a pattern, part of who we are. We may not even realize we're doing it.
Stop for a moment and think about a time when you were loving and accepting of someone in your life?
How did you feel?
When you let go of judgment and opinions of others, you accept life just the way it is, and the way it is not.
When you are in judgment you stand in your own way of experiencing the magnificence of being in the moment with another person.
You miss the subtleties of a shared moment that may be magical.
Instead, we make up stories about that person, making them wrong and fighting for rightness.
When you let go of judgment - just for a moment - what might be available to you?
Would you be more connected with that person?
Could you relate more to their life and what they may share with you?
In turn, would that person be better connected and related to you as a result?
The next time you have a strong judgment or opinion about someone, ask yourself, 'Is this the way I want to see this person or create this experience'?
If it's not, put the judgment stick down, take a deep breath and move towards love and acceptance.
See which way feels better.
You be the judge.