Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Be Curios, Not Judgmental

We make judgments when we think we already know all we need to know. When our judgment includes strong disapproval or dislike, we become more dismissive and cynical. So, if you want to understand more about the world around you, while at the same time feeling less critical, it is important to turn your judgment into curiosity and observation.

The Biblical teaching of 'loving your enemies' is in line with shifting judgments into curiosity and observation, which helps you better understand the world. You also make better decisions if you are curious to know more, seeking to find the request for help underneath the accusation, you put yourselves in the optimal and positive position to be loving and compassionate towards yourself and others.

Let us observe and nurture curiosity instead of judge. The moment you feel judgment coming from you to others or towards you, stop it immediately.

Mother Theresa said, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” And if you are judging yourself, how can you experience the type of self-love that can lift your spirit and bring you happiness and joy?

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