I don’t know if you are as excited as I am about Gabby Bernstein’s new book “Judgment Detox” coming out next month but I am counting the days. I even signed up to attend her book signing event in Boston where I will be bringing home a free copy. Since I already pre-ordered the book on my iPad, I am giving away my copy as a prize to one of my readers.
I recently watched a workshop webinar of hers on becoming a super attractor and she talked a little bit about the book. One of the reasons I am so excited is the content; it’s all about how to rid your life of judgment.
Life Without Judgment, Oh My!
One of my biggest problems and probably the thing I struggle with on most days is judging. I judge myself for not being good enough, for not doing things I should do and for judging others. I pretty much throw it all in there.
Knowing something and doing something about it are very different. I have worked on many areas of my life and improving who I am as a person and how I approach my life and treat others. One area I desperately want to improve is my judgment.
I can barely imagine a world without judgment, but as Gabby said “now is the time the world needs it most.”
I Judge, You Judge, We All Judge
From the time we get up in the morning, we start judging. We look at the outfit we picked out and find it unsatisfactory and judge it to be bad. We drive to work, judging those people who cut us off “why can’t they learn to drive better?” Then we judge everyone and everything that happens throughout the workday. I find myself wondering things like “why can’t this person do it right, or why does it have to be that way?” The answers to these questions are easy; the problem is not THEM, it is ME.
The Only Problem You Have to Worry About is In the Mirror
There is an AA saying that the only problem you have to worry about is staring you back in the face when you look in the mirror. I think this applies to many of us and in all areas of our lives. If we didn’t feel the need to judge, we wouldn’t need things to change. Therefore our acceptance and allowance for them to change would occur naturally.
The first step though is realizing that the problem is not everyone else, but instead ourselves. I have a huge sensitivity towards being judged and I think that is due to my own judgment of others.
I am incredibly excited to learn through Gabby’s new book how I can apply her instructions to my own life and free myself of even more judgment. I know that I will be the one benefiting most from not looking around me to judge others. But I hope to start allowing myself more kindness, love, and compassion towards everyone. I also want to share that opportunity.
If you would like the chance to win a FREE copy of Gabby’s new book, just use the sign-up form on my website to join the blog list, and you will automatically be entered into a drawing held on December 31st.