One of the concepts that we teach in Root-Cause Therapy is called Mirroring.
When we judge others (which is a natural human thing that we do as a part of our experience), it can become a key to healing by discovering our shadow aspects.
Shadow aspects are our blind spots.
Things that we do, how we behave unconsciously.
Mirroring, or noticing where we judge others, gives us a chance to shed light on these shadow aspects.
And to see where we are actually seeing ourselves in others
Where we are actually judging ourselves. For example, judging someone for how they dress.
If this is something that you notice a lot and find yourself internally making negative comments as you often scan people up and down …
Then most likely it’s something that you may feel insecure about within yourself.
The root-cause of this shadow aspect could be one of many layers, and will be different from person to person.
But for example it may be…
These are possible core wounds.
On the surface, we may justify our judgements as just having high standards, having an exceptional taste.
Our ego wants to protect us and avoid the pains of the past, and in doing so the ego takes over and it could look like;
But, if we were to start becoming more self-aware of our internal dialogues…
When we recognize the moment that we are judging … it’s an opportunity to learn more about ourselves.
An opportunity to create a more compassionate society.
So next time you find yourself judging,
Peace & Blessing,
Melissa Hiemann, (Creator of Root-Cause Therapy)