This week was a challenge for me. I was working on the principles of the 7-Day Mental Diet. Trying not to form any opinions was hard Lol.
It can be very difficult not to form opinions or to express them in today’s society with so many forums at our disposal. Facebook, Twitter and blog posts all of these give us access to people that we may or may not ever meet and we can give our two cents on all kinds of topics.
As challenging as it was for me, I came away with a better sense of myself and realized just how influential social media can be if we let it seep into our mind. The more I tried, the more frustrated I became until I let go of Ego and realized that my judgements of others were really judgements of myself.
I can’t tell you how liberating it was to admit and recognize the truth of my own judgments. The MKE, plus reading Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman In The World” and Charles Haanel’s Master Key has opened me up to a better way of thinking.
By ridding my mind of constant opinions and judgments, I’m emptying my cup. I’m making room for more positive thoughts. I’m making room for constructive thinking. I’m making room for my goals.
I will still have my work cut out for me, but I am more mindful of how judgements will only bring about a negative result within me.
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Dan, good for you for emptying your cup giving more room for positive thoughts. From your blog rover friend John.
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Great insights here about judgments! Yes! I have been learning more and more how much space opens up for better things when I let go of judgments and opinions. When I give negative or irritating judgments or opinions attention, it takes time away from other things I could be focusing on and all the time spent developing and nurturing a positive atmosphere in my mind.
Dan Love your realisation that our judgements of others are really judgements of ourselves.