The external world is a mirror for our internal reality. So when we judge others we are really judging ourselves, and that hurts. What a twisted, fearful idea that at the end of all this work and pain experienced in the physical realm, that there’s a “judgment day” waiting for us. Wow, really? That sucks.
My journey today has been about questioning why I am judging others and therefore what I am judging about myself, and reassuring myself that the Divine Being is not sitting on a cloud waiting to wag their metaphysical finger at me. Rather, I imagine God like a Dog, a perpetual cheerleader on both my good and bad days, who always wants to share unconditional love, and will be happy to see me, wagging their judgment-free tail.