Our Minds Ability to Judge, and What Happens When We Get Into Judging our Judgments?


"Find the freedom to experience judgment without judging it! That’s a trap: judging judgment."

Kirk: Absolutely. Alana, we all experience having an aspect of ourselves that we are labeling “mind.” These minds of ours are very good at comparing various people, places, and things. We often call the process of comparison “judging” and some belief systems judge judgment as bad. When we judge, we access our mostly unconscious library of beliefs and values. It seems to me that this built-in skill of judging that we all have can either lead us into connection and pleasure or into separation and pain.

Alana: Yes. What I would like you to do while you are having your lunch is to notice judgment in action. Notice how you decide what you are going to eat. Notice how you decide what you do with your time. Play with the vibration of judgment and see where it leads you. It’s great to look at judgment around nonthreatening things like choosing what to eat. It’s a bit tougher when you start to look at the process of judgment between people. Please find the freedom to experience the judgment without judging it! That’s a trap: judging judgment.

Kirk: By playing with something that isn’t of crucial importance, at least hopefully isn’t, we won’t get stuck in a quagmire of our emotions. You’re inviting us to look at the judgments we make around where we are going to lunch, what we are going to order, the people around us, etc. We’re going to do our best to observe the comparison processes of our minds.

Alana: Yes, and see where the path of your judgment takes you.

Kirk: Have a wonderful lunch, everyone. We’ll start again in one and a half hours. In our next step we are going to talk about how we co-create our reality!

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