Whether I was eaves dropping or not is not really the point. The point is more what they were discussing. It was a group of women and they were talking about eating habits. Specifically their own habits vs others. In particular their organic, healthy-ness and others not so much. You know how when you get together with your girlfriends you are so comfortable that you can be a bit more direct than normal? I definitely get that way, and it seems like these women were that way too.
It just got me thinking why do we have to continuously see what others do (if it isn;t just like us) as ‘wrong’? Yes, I like to eat as healthy as I can, and I think it is beneficial for everyone, BUT others decisions are theirs. In food and life. And that isn’t really for you to say what they need. And it’s not for me either.
We are human. We will judge. I think that is probably a truth that will last for all time. But it also seems like judging is more available and more widespread because we are so connected on so many different platforms. Will we all judge someones or something or some act after today? Yeah. probably.
But maybe we can become more aware of it and act with a little more kindness. Just because you have an Oreo doesn’t make you a bad person (Oreos are yummy), and just because you are fruitarian doesn’t make you one either. We are all trying here, and sometimes it feels like up hill both ways. So can we give it a rest? And give each other a break? And maybe a helping hand.
None of us ever really know what another person is going through. So let’s worry less about what they are doing that we may not be doing. And pay more attention to ourselves, not in a selfish way, but in what ways do you want to improve or celebrate yourself? I guarantee that self-celebration will shine onto others!
My grandmother used to say that if everyone just really gave love and attention to their own corner of the world (family, soul, etc.) the world would run a lot smoother.
And to that I say, AMEN.
MUCH Love & compassion,