Random Musings: We Judge Others the Way We Judge Ourselves….


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MY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I find it most interesting, as I observe the Human Experience, how we seem to delight so much in finding ways to separate ourselves from or place ourselves above another. We have a moment of enlightenment, clarity, or growth in an area, and then instantly become the poster child for that new movement in our lives, and typically begin judging or looking down our noses at those who do not walk that path or live that life choice.

I find it amusing and a bit disturbing that we take such pride in finding reasons to belittle, disregard, & downplay others who simply choose to walk a different Path, have a different experience, or simply have a different Perspective and we justify this often acidic, rude, unloving, & aggressive behavior by saying that we are just “Keeping It Real”.

The TRUTH is We often judge others how we judge ourselves. When we are seeking change for ourselves, we sometimes feel we can comment on (or seek change for) the lives of others—about how they should behave, about what is acceptable for them, and so on. We have some inexplicable sense of entitlement that validates our judgmental parts in behaving this way. Generally, our judgment of others is an extension of self-judgment; and the self-judgment is so ingrained, so normal, we don’t even recognize it. If we pay attention & become more aware we’ll often notice that the internal judgmental parts of us are constantly criticizing, sizing up, dismissing, and diminishing Us. We then project that same judgement on the world around us.

Oh what a Revelation!..The outer world truly is a reflection of the inner world. Pulling back the curtain can be an intense & scary experience. Facing this part of ourselves is always challenging..but having the courage to do so can be a great leap forward in transforming the critical internal dialogue, of old hurts & pains, which is often embedded so deeply in us that we think it is US! In turn this will transform and diminish our judgement of others.”

– Shared with Love from the Heart & Soul of TwinSpirit

About TwinSpirit

"To know me is to..well..know "ME". Life and all its wonders do not scare me. I live with an open heart so I have known my fair share of disappointments but the JOY I have experienced totally outweighs the pain..I choose LOVE not FEAR!!" SO WHO IS TWINSPIRIT? Well, I am a Singer/songwriter/producer/director/revolutionary/FreeSpirit/mother/poet/sister/lover/friend/and all around cool azz chic. (Just ask anybody...lol) ABOUT MY MUSIC: (excerpt from my Bio) TwinSpirit delivers her own uniquely flavored brew of "Hypnotic Jazzy Soul with a Kick Ass Punch". This singer/songwriter has the ability to transcend genres. She is a master at her craft and flows effortlessly from one musical style to the next. TwinSpirit infuses an essence that only she can give to the performance....she brings the song "To Life". "TwinSpirit keeps her performance real with a raw edge. She sways from soulful poetic melodies to delivering powerful deeply felt vocals." TwinSpirit is not about conventions. In fact, she might rather you see both sides of a thing just so you can truly know where you stand." MY SOUND: An Alternative blend of jazz, hip-hop, rock & soul. All of which is blended to bring you my own uniquely flavored brew of: "HYPNOTIC JAZZY SOUL WITH A KICK ASS PUNCH!!!". Please visit me online anytime www.Epresskitz.com/TwinSpirit MY OTHER PASSION: Promoting Other talented Souls Founder of The SOFA Series www.TheSofaSeries.com The SOFA Series was created to develop opportunities that "pay" artists to perform and also allows them to showcase their work in a supportive environment, while at the same time, bringing together individuals that share a passion for the art, creativity, & rawness of live music performances. A space that allows the performers to refocus their energy on their craft and put the "Art" back in Artist. A space that allows the listening audience to connect with the Artist & the music. Always looking to connect, to build, to GROW!! So drop me a line & say hello...I promise I don't bite (unless of course you're into that sort of thing ;-) For you Twitter lovers by all means FOLLOW ME @TwinSpiritWorld

2 responses »

  1. Hi TwinSpirit,

    A Search for Jane Elliot’s works brought me here. I am thoroughly enjoying reading your musings; I feel we think alike in some ways. In oarticular, your writing on judging others the way we judge ourselves was spot on. I need to read and digest this piece before sending it off to someone who needs to read it as much as I do.

    Laura Gerlach
    San Jose, CA

    • Greetings Laura. Thank you for the kind words and positive vibes. I am happy to know that my thoughts resonate with you. I appreciate you taking the time to enjoy my Random Musings…It makes me smile when I learn that others enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing and sharing them.

      All the best to you on this journey,
      TwinSpirit 🙂

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