Non-judgment is a gift to self, in Self. It allows us to see what we would otherwise be missing if we were to continue to walk around in the blinders of judgment.
Judgment is delusion. It is not real. It is but learned behavior taught by those who remain in ignorance, those who do not know just yet.
We Are One. As we learn to see through the eyes of our perceived "other selves," be they spiritual partners, friends, lovers, brothers/sisters, the nun-next door or the garbage man…we ourselves have an opportunity to learn a great deal.
So why allow ourselves to walk around as an effect to the cause of being conditioned by those who do not know?
As we continue in the work of eradicating this habit of judgment from our own thoughts and minds, (begin to attune higher), we realize that we will continue to experience this feeling of judgment, only on another level - through our brothers and sisters who have not yet trained their minds to let this habit go.
The good thing is that we can serve as examples in action. Eradicating the habit of judgment makes us so much more pleasant to be around. In fact, others will begin to seek us out, simply because it’s nice to be around those who do not judge.
Still the inner and outer commentary and you will see/feel/experience that much more.
The energy of judgment causes a feeling of “energetic dissonance,” in our own energy fields as well as the fields of those we are presumably judging. Those who are sensitive can feel this energy very clearly. Some folks may not be consciously aware of it, however most folks react to it on some level or another.
Take a moment, take many moments to observe the impact that this energy has upon others. If you have such a habit in action as judgment, pay attention and catch yourself. You may just be one of those folks who silently thinks, “Oh my god, look at her, she is…” no need to continue with that sentence – you can fill in the blank. So pay heed, catch yourself and stop. Delete this behavior from your arsenal of habitual activities.
The practice reiterated below was taken from an article series written in 2010. However, here it takes on a new form:
- Whenever you catch yourself in any form of judgment - stop.
- Instead of thinking about what you do not like in another, focus upon that which you do like. It may take a moment to find something to focus on, but you can do it!
- After having spent a few moments in step two, take the time to silently chant, “There is no you and me.” Silently repeat this over and over again until you feel a shift in energy.
With practice you will eventually get to see/feel/experience a shift in the person/people that you are interacting with as well as within yourself. The key is active practice.
This practice serves in helping you to consciously learn how to focus your energies in a way that moves beyond “you-me” consciousness. It is a step deeper in actively teaching yourself, through experience, We Are One.