How are your morning gratitude sessions going? Even if you’ve missed some, you can still use the first part of the year to build momentum. But you need to start noticing the relationship between you feeling grateful and you starting your day off that way. Same with judgment. If you stop doing it life instantly feels better. Just pay attention to that relationship and you’ll easily be motivated to continue.
Today we’re going to demonstrate how crazy something like judgment can get. Not only will you judge others unfairly and not only will you replay other people’s judgments of you, but even if you do get a positive judgment–you’ll be so beaten down by your own narratives that you won’t even feel comfortable accepting it. You know you do that. You reject compliments. You should really ask yourself why.
Fill your mind with compliments instead of judgments and you will save your own life. Have a great weekend everyone!
Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations around the world.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.