Time for an Eye Exam

       Sometimes we look or listen to people and say to ourselves “Oh my God, they are so judgmental!!!”   I think sometimes we overlook the fact that the reason they maybe like this, is because they are their worst critic.  It’s not just about how they see others it goes deeper than that.  It’s actually a reflection of how they see themselves and the standards that they put on their own shoulders. When someone is unable to attain all they set out to do (as it may be unrealistic) they project it onto someone else, as a way to soothe their own disappointments.  When someone makes a judgment statement about you it’s a reflection of how they see themselves.  I’m not suggesting that it’s ok to do that. I’m simply saying to look at it from another point of view.  Shift the perspective and it will shift your position.  Matthew 7|:1-5 ” Do not judge, or you to will be judged. For the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at a speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank/log in your own eye?”  I don’t think this means everything is gloom and doom.  However, there maybe times where we shouldn’t be too quick to speak or comment on another person. Take the log out of your eye is an instruction to do so, so that you may see clearly before telling another person how to see, be or do.  On a deeper level I think we are being told if you want to see change around you it has to happen with you first.  Here’s a thought. If you are a person who wears glasses would you wear a prescription that’s not yours?? Maybe we are all due for an eye exam… 

3 thoughts on “Time for an Eye Exam

  1. Well said

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  2. This is so true. Half of the people I know (including myself) are due, sorry OVERDUE for an “eye exam “. The problem is that we have to be able to recognize it.
    Thank you for pointing it out.

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