My mind is free of judgments. I forgive others who may have disappointed me. I pardon myself as well. I believe that each of us deserves a chance to start over.
I respect others even when they make different choices than me. I listen to their point of view and validate their feelings. I resist the urge to make comparisons.
I embrace change and innovation. I am willing to experiment with new approaches. I try out bold proposals instead of dismissing them too quickly.
I connect with others on a deeper level. My relationships become closer and more satisfying when I listen to others instead of labeling them.The more I understand my friends, the more I value them.
I evaluate what I read and see on TV. I search for facts and filter out bias. I reach my own conclusions. I take away information that is useful to me without getting caught up in feeling angry or frightened.
I distinguish between the individual and their actions.
I can disagree with someone while caring about their welfare. I remind myself that there is more to them than the one event that disturbs me. The driver who cuts me off in traffic may have many good qualities.
Today, I transcend superficial appearances and automatic responses. I choose to practice compassion rather than rushing to judgment.
- How do I feel when others judge me?
- What is one example of a snap judgment that I want to view differently?
- How have my judgments changed with the passing of time?