By: Bradley Loves
Judgement is a tool that the mind uses constantly to make decisions!
Absolutely every single “decision” that you make in your life starts out with a Judgement!
- Judgement means to “weigh” on the scales.
- To “decide” mean to cut away all other choices and go with only one.
“Judging” happens first, and then “deciding” happens second.
Judging and deciding are constantly being done, every single hour of every single day of your life!
I’m sad that I have to explain something like this, because teaching this concept is like having to teach a grown adult how to walk!
This should not have to be part of a spiritual blog!
However, I do recognize the SOURCE of this CON…, and so I will attempt to put the record straight.
The TRUTH of the matter is that there is NO possible way in the entire Universe NOT to “judge”.
It is simply impossible, and this is why the NEW AGE has instructed you to attempt it!
For you to understand this, I am going to have to take you through a practical exercise which will show you what I am talking about!
Let’s say we are having a converstaion about Spiritual Matters, and you tell me that you’ve read the COURSE IN MIRACLES!
You further tell me that the entire book tells you that you must never judge anything or anyone!
Then I would ask you what makes you think that “judging” is wrong?
You would then tell me that the “book” told you so!
Then I would say this:
Did you weigh and consider carefully everything that the book had to say??
You naturally would tell me yes!
Then I would say:
So what really happened is that after READING the book, you JUDGED that judging is a bad thing to do!
At this point there would be nothing but crickets chirping loudly in the room!
ANYONE WHO SAYS THEY NEVER JUDGE ANYTHING, HAS ALREADY “JUDGED” THE PROCESS OF JUDGING!
Do you see the pure idiocy of this argument??
In order to come to the conclusion that “judging” is or was a bad thing to do…, the person doing such a thing must first carefully consider this as a concept and an idea!
This process of weighing and considering is called: JUDGEMENT!
So…, in order to come to a place in your life where you can say you don’t ever JUDGE anyone or anything…, you already have to have JUDGED.
You’ve “judged” that judgement is something that is either wrong or bad and so you decide not to do it!
But, here is the rub…, it’s a continuous cycle of “judging” judgement, because each and every single time you are presented with a “situation” that you may wish to react to mentally or emotionally, you must FIRST return to your initial “JUDGEMENT” ABOUT JUDGEMENT, and then “re-judge” the process of “judgement” so as to remember that this is something that you do not want to do!
Can you see the problem we are bumping into here ??
THEREFORE – BEFORE YOU CAN REFUSE TO “JUDGE” SOMETHING – YOU HAVE TO ENGAGE IN JUDGEMENT …., ABOUT JUDGEMENT!
And, if we are clear on this…, you would have to do this same process each and every single time you were faced with an action or a behavior that you might be tempted to judge!
This is like a washing machine that has gone into a continuous SPIN CYCLE!
The New York City Psychologist who wrote the COURSE IN MIRACLES really knew how to put one over on the people who were going to be reading that book!
Understanding how the MIND WORKS would have been paramount in writing something what would end up being an impossible task at the outset!
Wrapping this impossible task in a SPIRITUAL MESSAGE was a stroke of pure genius…, BUT it does not take away from the fact…, YES FACT…, that in order for you to practice non-judgement…, you have to first judge – judgement!
This is the only way it can happen.
NON JUDGEMENT IS PURELY A MENTAL EXERCISE THAT CAN NEVER BE ACHIVED WITHOUT SOME PRELIMINARY FORM OF JUDGEMENT ABOUT THE CONCEPT!
It is like a dog chasing it’s tail!
This is why a Psychologist wrote the book! She obviously spent an inordinate amount of time inside of her own MIND!
But, the MIND is not the heart or the soul!
The better approach to any topic is simply to let your heart guide you as to whether or not you wish to participate in any area of endeavor.
But even following your own hearts guidance is a JUDGEMENT. It will always be a “judgement” …, and that is okay! Judging things is okay, because you can not live your life without doing it!
You are weighing and considering the feelings that are welling up inside of you and eventually judging whether or not you will ACT on them.
I apologize in advance if anyone gets offended by this next statement, but it MUST be said:
ANYONE…, ANYONE AT ALL WHO TELLS YOU THAT THEY NEVER JUDGE IS A FOOL, AND IS TEMPORARILY MENTALLY DELUDED!
Because the real truth here is that there is no way to NOT judge!
- Even choosing to go to a movie or not IS A JUDGEMENT.
- Choosing a new computer is a JUDGEMENT
- Picking out clothes in a clothing store is a JUDGEMENT
- Picking out a new phone is a JUDGEMENT
- Picking out groceries in a grocery store is JUDGEMENT
What I’ve described above are processes and “judgements” about what you want and don’t want.
They are processes about what you like and don’t like! You can NOT live your life without using this process! You can not ever CHOOSE if you do not use judgement.
SO STOP SAYING THAT YOU NEVER JUDGE ANYTHING! IT IS A LIE. A HUGE LIE THAT FESTERS INSIDE OF A MIND THAT HAS SOMEHOW CONVINCED ITSELF THAT THIS IS A POSSIBLE THING TO ACHIEVE.
Because a “book” told them so!
People who say they never judge are fools, because they are “FOOLING” themselves! Please think deeply about this and you will see that what I’ve written here is the TRUTH!
I have read the entire COURSE IN MIRACLES cover to cover! I have tried it’s many teachings and have found that non-judgement at it’s CORE is a huge CON!
Because once you think deeply about it, you will find the only way to NOT JUDGE…, is to JUDGE…, JUDGEMENT!