August 2, 2012 by
Categories: Miscellaneous

So many of us live our lives in fear of judgment. We fear that if people knew the real us that it would all be over. That we would no longer be accepted and that we would instead be discarded and left to live in isolation.

What I find to be fascinating about judgment is that we all fear it on some level, no matter what we believe or where we come from. I have seen it pop up time and time again in my life and the lives of my clients, friends, and family. It is a human experience.

Think about this. What if we could let go of this fear? Would we be more accepting of our oddities/mistakes/mediocrity?

I am not advocating a world in which there are no consequences…don’t get me confused. Rather, I am advocating a world in which we are able to live without fear of judgment from those closest to us. A world in which a disagreement would not lead to a rejection.  It may be idealistic to to wish for such a world but think of how different the world would be.

This post is a little different for me. Even as I write it, I am experiencing a fear of judgment…interesting to realize that!

What would your life be like without a fear of judgment? With an acceptance of your oddities/mistakes/mediocrity?

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2 Thoughts About Judgment

  • Trent August 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm Reply

    I agree with this! I wish that we would put more effort into accepting others as we did trying to get them to change. Even small suggestions to change send the message that the person isn’t acceptable. I imagine that if everyone felt truly accepted, a lot of the problems in the world would fizzle out.

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