Most of us are guilty of judging what we believe is wrong behavior. Perhaps we judge, hoping that somehow by verbalizing our discontent, the wrong behavior will change.
Of course, that is one of life’s great myths.
By expressing our anger, we usually just get angrier and run the risk of establishing anger as a habit.
Have you also noticed that pointing out disapproval usually causes more resistance? An old saying comes to mind, “What you resist persists” (Carl Jung).
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself”, writes Wayne Dyer.
Judging, criticizing, and complaining creates life-depleting chemicals in the body opening the way for sickness and disease. You can find more about this idea in the book Mind to Matter by Dawson Church.
When we judge somebody by our thoughts, our words, our feelings, and our actions, it sticks to our body and weakens us.
Jesus gave us the command: “Judge Not”! (Matthew 7:1)
That is good advice if we desire health on the physical, mental, and spiritual level.
When we refrain from judging on all levels, we are creating a happier, healthier more fulfilling life. This is a promise in both science and spirituality.
Perhaps we can create a new trend, and instead of judging the world’s Dumbo-Heads for their silly behavior, we simply “Bless them” (Romans 12:14).
As Gandhi suggested, if we choose this noble path, our lives will begin the change we want to see in our world.