This week I witnessed an eighth grade girl coming out of all day suspension for having her hair dyed. I must mention, her hair looked professionally done and quite cute, in my opinion. But her lack of “natural hair color” earned her a day away from her class. This girl goes to a gifted school for highly intelligent children, by the way. Do you think she noticed when her principle, with her hair obviously dyed, came out and said “fix your hair honey, so you can go back to class tomorrow.”? Honestly, I think we all have a bit of hypocrisy running through us. We judge someone else for something we do. We tell our kids, friends, family not to do the very thing we do. We have told ourselves that hypocrisy is bad and we would never do it, yet we do. So there must be a pay off.
Maybe it is just that the world is a reflection of us. It is easier to work things out in our own mind if we are looking at is as a third party. If we learn to look ourselves with neutrality and less emotionally, we might begin to be able to shift the judgment of each other and simply work on improving ourselves.
Insightful Inspiration for the week
See if you can find something you are being hypocritical about. Is there something you tell someone else not to do, that you yourself do? You might need to get a little abstract here. It might not be a direct one to one relationship. Here is an example: Let’s say that you judge your friend for being judgmental of people who are uneducated. You think that it is a terrible bias. What are you judging someone else for that may be a terrible bias as well… maybe it is how people parent, or people who don’t take care of their yard, or people who don’t work as hard as you think they should at work. You too are judging, probably unfairly.
See if you can take in the awareness of this energy. Notice the thing it is lighting up within you. Offer it a little healing and release it, without judgment, to be transmuted into whatever it is trying to become. And most of all let you off the hook about things like being a hypocrite. No one is perfect, thank goodness. How boring would that be?!