Its an odd concept but something I feel I have really learned in the past month is how judgement can blur your vision. I have realized this mostly when serving homeless in our community. However, I recognize that it happens on campus at my university. For whatever reason I have had preconceived notions of how things should or shouldn’t be, most likely based on the way I was raised. However now that I’m in my 20’s and have been blessed with the opportunity to see the world, I continue to see how much I don’t know. I continue to learn that I all that I’ve learned is not enough. There is SO much more! Its ridiculous when you see it, realize it and accept it. I continue to see that the more judgmental you are the more black and white you will see. I’ve been there before. It stinks and its hard. But the crazy thing is you don’t realize it until you get out. The world is too colorful to let it pass you by in different shades of black and white. There is too much gray in between. There is too much hurt. Too much pain, suffering and despair. Yet, conversely there is happiness, joy and hope. All lying within the same room. Ask questions. Talk. Listen. Embrace.
Keep open eyes and ears willing to see and listen and it will change your worldview in a way you never expected. Don’t let judgement blur your vision, like it did to me. Get out. See beyond the fence you’ve put up. There is a beautiful world out there. Go see it!