I have been reading a book called The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This is the second of her books I’ve read in the last month. It brought up so many questions and themes around family, World War II, stories, judgment, allowance, and how we cope as the people going through an experience and those who come after. When I posted this video on my Facebook page, a lot of people said, “It’s easy to say don’t judge…..”
Well, actually it isn’t easy to say and definitely not easy to do. Not judging myself, my body, my business, other people, the world, politics, you name it is not easy. Though we can make progress in not judging things 100% of the time. When we find more allowance for things, people, and ourselves, our lives can change dramatically.
What are your thoughts on not judging? Not judging those who came before us but standing back and just observing?
This is one topic that will be moving through much of the work I do from this point forward and we will touch on it in the virtual conference and 2019 European Rivers and Castles Cruise workshops.
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