Niagara Gazette — I myself found that I was doing this more frequently than I’d like to admit at the grocery store. I found myself watching 50 year-old people walking as if they were 80 years old. Looking in their grocery cart, I thought I knew why. I hated when I did this. It did not make me feel good about myself and it served the target of my judgment no purpose. This is, in part, why I write these articles—to serve a purpose.
If you want to experience the lighter, happier life of the non-judgmental person, I recommend the following. Putting this simple tool in place will change your life for the better and for those who believe in karma, you’ll have a lot to look forward to.
The next time you find yourself negatively judging someone, turn it to the opposite. If, for example, you judge someone who is overweight, send them wishes of health and happiness. Now, when I find myself in the grocery store, I do the same. This takes the responsibility off me (not that it was any of my business anyway) and leaves them with some healing wishes they will absolutely benefit from.
Apply this to any situation you tend to judge. In a way, you will be paying it forward and the good wishes you have sent out will leave you feeling refreshed and positive. It will become one of the little things that make your day so much better.
This is my favorite quote that hangs in my office. “A person who blames others has not begun his/her education. A person who blames him/herself has begun his/her education. A person who blames no one has finished his/her education. The goal is no judgment. Nothing good, nothing bad.” –anonymous.