Even though I grew up with physical and mental struggles, my spiritual beliefs were always there. Those times were incredibly hard but being judged was harder.
It is because we are products of our upbringing and environment that judgments are formed. Others judge us on what they think they know about us. How we think and feel, stems from how our parents think about themselves, what our parents think about us and how they judge others.
As a child with special needs and learning difficulties, I spent my life under-achieving. My academic struggles were synonymous with me, rather than with the fact that I had a disability that affected my ability to learn. In school, I was a non-achiever.
But it’s not just family who judge. The wider community also judges. News that travels fast that gets back to us that we hear about indirectly. Although I didn’t know what my disability was, some of the symptoms were obvious and no judgments should have been passed.
As my disability shows, we can’t always assume we know what someone deals with and in any case it is simply wrong to judge and it’s not the spiritual way.