Friday, July 14, 2006

Self-Judgment: Projection

“Yet I’ve learned that you don’t serve the world by taking on its judgments, hanging your head in shame, and saying, ‘Yeah, you must be right. I must be bad.’ Take responsibility for your part in your own disasters, yes – but take on every projection of guilt from every unhealed person? No! For whatever reason people may need to project their own anger and guilt on you, you don’t have to accept it if it’s not yours.” (Marianne Williamson)

Okay, so let’s take this week’s thought a bit further. If when someone is judging us, they are really just projecting their anger and guilt onto us, what does that say when we are judging ourselves? How does it translate? ..

When we feel we have done something wrong, it is important to take responsibility where necessary. But once we have done that, and we are still judging ourselves, are we then projecting our anger and guilt on ourselves? Something to think about…