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An Antidote to Self-Judgment

“Stay out of the court of self-judgment, for there is no presumption of innocence.”
-Robert Brault

I had heard that I should love myself, and offer myself kindness without judgment. But at that time I didn’t know how to.

No amount of intellectualizing over it was able to help me break the pattern. I read the texts, believed they were true, but I couldn’t apply it to myself.

In my case, it could only be applied once I gained more awareness and context. Therefore, the pattern of self-judgment was broken through experiencing my true nature. In short, I learned to stop judging myself when I discovered that I wasn’t qualified to do so.

The more I learned about myself, the more I realized that I didn’t have the whole story. I didn’t know everything that was in my subconscious. I also didn’t recall everything that had happened from the time I was in the womb until the present. And I certainly didn’t have memories of every single incarnation experienced before this one. Yet, all of these things factored into the present and the things that I experienced in my daily life.

But without all of the information, who was I to judge? And even if I had the information, judgment wouldn’t be necessary. I can observe, take notes, understand, and discern without the harsh criticisms or negativity.

I discovered that I could allow myself to be who I was in that moment because no matter what, I was worthy of the kindness and compassion that I so easily gave to others.

I hope that is helpful for whomever find resonance with it.


I completely honor myself and I respect every part of my being.

I believe in myself, and I know I have purpose.

I express myself freely, and allow others to do the same.

I treat myself and others with compassion.

I choose love and discernment over judgment.

I learn and grow from my experiences. I am free to release the pain.


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