If someone you know is judging you or others, know that it is probably because they judge themselves harshly. They speak to you in the same way they speak to themselves. Don’t take it personally. Don’t make their negativity your own. Don’t let their toxic words go to your heart. Don’t poison yourself with things that have little or nothing to do with who you are. Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. Look beyond appearances, behind the harsh and toxic words, and see if you can find that place within them where love, beauty, and kindness resides. Look for the for the good in people and trust that by doing so you will help bring out the good that lies in them. When another person is aiming to make you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself or herself, and their suffering is spilling over. They do not need punishment; they need help.That’s the message they are sending. When people are feeling down, unhappy, miserable, lost and disconnected from themselves, that’s when they begin to project their own darkness onto the people they interact with, that’s when they start judging the world around them. It’s when we are unhappy with ourselves that we begin to judge and criticize those around us.
Treat everyone with respect, love, and compassion, including those who judge and criticize you, not necessarily because they deserve it but because you do. Appreciate the contrast and silently thank them for the many lessons they are teaching you. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡