You know what I recently learned about myself? In my quest to free all from judgment, I had a habit of judging people for judging others for living their lives as they choose.
No one had to tell me I was doing it. It just became evident to me as I spent time self-reflecting. That is a behavior that is not consistent with who I define myself to be, so I had to change it.
What I realized too is that in my disdain for people judging other people, I was robbing myself of some laughter. I would see posts sometimes where someone was making a joke about something someone else said or did, and my mind went to condemn them. That’s not freedom.
Today, I allowed myself to allow others to be as they choose to be. If they choose to live in judgment of what others do differently than them, that’s their right, as long as they don’t cause physical harm to anyone else.
A lot of stuff that we tend to deem offensive, really isn’t offensive at all. We just want everyone else to perceive everything as we do, and too often, we miss out on opportunities for laughter trying to keep people from speaking their mind.
People are funny. Not in a demeaning way. People just say and do some things that are really harmless when we remove their power over our emotions.