It's easy to judge others from the comfort of our own selves. Ultimately though, we only cause ourselves more stress & suffering when we get in the habit of casting judgments. Luckily, like any habit, it can be broken. Here's 10 ways to start seeing people non-judgmentally.
A collection of my own thoughts as well as excellent finds from all across the internet...
Dr. Christine Carter shares 3 simple ways to deal with the difficult person (or people) in your life. Bear in mind, simple doesn't always mean easy...
"How come your family knows how to push your buttons?
Because they installed them."
In this post, Daniel, aka OCD Andy, takes a moment to reflect upon the "perfect imperfection" of his inspiration stones & how they inspire him on a daily basis to practice the sometimes challenging art of acceptance.
Excellent & thoughtful blog post by this neurotypical mom of an autistic daughter. Excerpt:
"I thought that being a card-carrying proponent of neurodiversity meant not helping my kid to mitigate the challenges that autism presents for her.
I was wrong. It means redirecting the fight.
Neurodiversity means changing the definition of success. It means prizing self-actualization over self-camouflage. It means accepting how integral autism is to one’s identity, one’s understanding of themselves and the world around them. Autism is a Pervasive development disorder - embracing it means understanding that there is no aspect of life that it does not touch. It is the filter through which one experiences and interacts with the world.
Acceptance means no longer setting ourselves and our children up for failure by grading their a-typical progress in relation to someone else’s typical development. It means no longer trying to eradicate the thing that is such a huge part of who they are and instead working to make it less disabling. That’s the heart of this really – accepting autism as a fundamental part of our kids and then working with them to leverage its gifts and mitigate its challenges."
BONUS: She also shares her well-thought-out POV on the problematic nature of person-first language here.