Non-Judgment

Week 1 | 2017

Non-Judgment

In recovery, when we accept ourselves and others without judging, we open ourselves to the healing power of love. Non-Judgment is a powerful tool for awakening our Heart, Mind and Spirit in Recovery. This week we practice the principle of Non-Judgment to tune into the power of releasing judgment and accepting what is. —Heart, Mind & Spirit Recovery 

Reading

“We go through our day judging our experiences, other people, ourselves: this is good, this is bad. If all goes well, most of it will be good, but more than we realize, we dislike certain experiences, things about people, about ourselves. We “like” online comments by others, or pages on the Internet. We give a thumbs up or thumbs down to movies, to restaurant experiences, songs. It’s ingrained in our thinking processes. What would it be like to drop all of that judging as good and bad? What would it be like to simply experience something, without judgment? Try it now: sit here in this moment, and don’t think about whether it is good or bad, just observe the sensations of the moment. Don’t think about those sensations, just experience them. What I’ve noticed, when I experience anger, frustration, disappointment, is that I am judging my experiences (and others, and myself) based on whether they are what I want, whether they are good for me or not...They are neither good nor bad, they’re just happening.” —Leo Babauta, Practicing Non-Judgment 

 

Quote
 

“I try not to live my life worrying about what others think. A core spiritual quality is Non-Judgment, which is not just about not judging others, but also not living your life worried about others judging you.”
Deepak Chopra 

Discussion Questions

1. What are your tools for practicing Non-Judgment? 
 

2. When you find yourself judging yourself or others, what positive statements do you make to shift
     into Non-Judgment? 

Affirmation

I feel great when I love myself exactly how I am, and allow others to pass through my mind
without judgment.

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