When we choose judgement over empathy, we are not allowing ourselves to appreciate the other person’s circumstances. We do not know what is happening, or has happened, in another person’s life that may have conditioned them or caused them to react in a way that we may judge as incorrect.
If we choose to observe without evaluation and respond from a position of empathy and peace within us, then we may find that we are viewing others as the beautiful human soul that we all are and that we so often miss through our lens of judgement.
We are not humans with a soul.
We are a soul having a human experience.
If we see life as that, an experience, then everything is new, different, exciting, an opportunity, learning, growth. Good or bad is only so because the mind makes it so.
When we are children we run around care-free, with wonder, soaking up each new experience, we are conscious and awake. Then comes the conditioning, the mind develops an ego, the thought patterns start and grow. Soon we become unconscious in thought. Life is no longer an experience of wonder.
If we live in the moment, then we can wonder at life, our soul can shine its light through the physical carnation it is currently in without attachment, total freedom.