Judgment is exhausting. All the energy we spend on judging could be spent on feeling good and making a positive difference. These affirmations take the focus off of what the other person is doing and places it back on our own power: What can we do right now to role model peace? If you release judgment, you can heal.
“The root cause of all judgment is the fear of not being good enough, not being worthy of love, and not being safe. When we become brave enough to look at the judgment and fear, we can begin to heal.” — Gabby Bernstein
These affirmations are inspired by Gabby Bernstein’s video, Tapping to Release Judgment (you can watch it here, and I recommend it!) which is based on her new book, Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living A Better Life. Though I haven’t read the book yet, it’s on my reading list.
It seems like judgment makes us feel better, but I really just feel that it’s the easier option. Love actually makes us feel better, but it’s easier to judge.
The truth is that the people we are so triggered by—that we feel we just can’t stop judging them—are in some sort of pain. We just witness the external face of their pain, and that, without looking deeper or with compassion, can trigger us to feel annoyed, aggravated, or justified in our judgments.
There are so many reasons to judge.
It might feel good to judge. It might feel safe to judge. It’s easier to judge. Judgment is our (false) protection.
These affirmations are about honoring our wounds. There’s some sort of emotional disturbance behind our judgment, a core wound that needs to be healed in order for us to feel free. It’s that feeling of freedom that comes with healing and allows us to see past the masks and into the hearts of others.
If you released this judgment, who would you be? Maybe, being you would be better.
Freedom from judgment is the gift we give ourselves. That’s our responsibility.
If you’ve been pointing a lot of fingers and spending a lot of time talking about someone else’s shortcomings lately (congratulations: you’re human) use these affirmations to help you release judgment so you can see with compassion. Really, so you can live your own life.
10 Empowering Affirmations to Release Judgment and Get Back to Loving Your Own Life
2. I am willing to release judgment because I am ready to be free.
3. I am willing to foster peace in myself so that I can bring people into my peace.
4. I trade judgment for creativity. I think better and bigger.If we release the other person from judgment, we both experience freedom from an otherwise burdensome weight. Click To Tweet
5. I increase my energy by choosing to love rather than judge. I expand my energy by giving love, receiving love, and promoting love.
6. I treat people in pain with compassion, not more pain.
7. I send love to the people who need it most and clear the blocks that keep us apart.
8. I forgive so that I can feel better.Feeding on the faults of others starves our hunger to make a real difference. Click To Tweet
9. I am a loving person who contributes to a more loving world.
10. I am a role model for what I want to see in the world.
What’s your favorite affirmation for tossing out judgment?
Please share your favorite empowering phrases or practices, and any stories on making a positive shift in a more compassionate direction. Leave me a note in the comments so we can all benefit!
Learn to let all that you do be done in love, little by little. You are human, after all, but there’s something else in you that allows you flight. (Maybe, it’s the stars.)