Empowerment begins the day you are willing to open your mind and reassess what you think you "know" for sure
Our beliefs are evolving all the time. We only "believe" we know "how life really is". We've been taught, even this is done usually unconsciously, to put ourselves down and to judge harshly almost everything we do.
It could be the way we dress, what we read, our career choices, how we look, our hair - even how we mother and raise our children. The list is never ending. There are many reasons why this happens. What I want to focus on here though is a major concept as to how to stop judgment in its tracks. It's called "self-acceptance".