We sometimes judge and criticize others or others judge and criticize us, invariably through reaction to an event or circumstance.
Judging and criticizing others defines only ourselves and not the other. Realize that if another judges or criticizes you, it has nothing to do with you, but everything to do with them, and vice versa.
Do not take these personally for they are not yours to defend, or react to, or feel the victim of. The moment you cease to react, you dissipate the unwanted energy that may be directed toward you. Should you feel the sense to react, rather ask yourself the question - “Why am I reacting to this?”
These are often opportunities to observe the reflection in the experience and discern what it is within yourself that requires attention. A reaction is a result of a memory, or experience that is triggering the reaction. When you heal all past memory, release unwanted memories and experiences through discernment, you invite a state of imperturbability into your everyday life.
Our egos are the greatest at reacting to a situation, event or confrontation wishing to defend itself, feeling as the victim, or instigating something to attract reaction. This is not the real you. The real you is harmonious, loving, confident, capable, humble and compassionate, to mention but a few of the attributes of the Divine that is within you.
Claim your I AM Presence knowing that it comes from within, be the example.
Gandhi said it best. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”