One of the most difficult struggles I have had in stepping out into the world with my voice and my gifts is that I have had to confront a lot of judgment. In the world wide web, we have access to billions of people and every individual has their own belief system and their own opinions. I respect that! Each individual has the right to think and believe as they wish. Who am I to judge? But I often don’t receive that same respect. Because when I put myself “out there” with who I am, what I have learned and what I believe, those who strongly disagree often feel it is their right to let me know this and let me know why.
I hate to argue with people and I normally will not engage in any kind of debate or argumentative behavior. So, when someone finds fault with me, I agree to disagree and just allow them their ideas of who I am. Ironically, we form our ideas about others based on our ideas of ourselves. We judge others as a result of our own self-judgment. But we also only allow the judgments of others to penetrate us when we have self-judgment. Continue reading Fear of Being Judged