“We are not here to judge others; we are here to experience our own experience. If you are making the most out of your experience, how do you find time to judge others in theirs? The best way to save the world is to leave people alone. This is akin to the proverbial, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Work on yourself. Matthew 7:1 reads, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” As if this needed clarification, Jesus compounds this statement FIVE times in the next four sentences. There is not one other place in the Bible where a point was more clearly expressed – there can be no clearer expression of hypocrisy than judgment.
You know that you don’t know everything, none of us do; we only know what we know. So stop pretending that you know something about how another person should live their life. You couldn’t know how to be them anymore than that person could know how to be you. Everything has a purpose. Pretending to know things can lead to an unwillingness to learn new things; so learn all you can. If you must pretend, pretend to know nothing. That way, it will seem natural to want to learn new things. You will do yourself a big favor by becoming the best you that you can be. If things in life bother you, make you mad, or push any buttons for you, then you are a victim of your judgments and this is a sign for you to take a moment and work on yourself before you start experiencing physical symptoms because of these emotional triggers. This is basically where all dis-ease is born – in the stress caused when life doesn’t match our beliefs about life. Your salvation lies within your mind.”
Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”
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