"Today I shall judge nothing that occurs." - A Course in Miracles
I think to truly practice compassion for ourselves and others, we have to release judgment. Lately, I've noticed I'm judging everything: my days, my reactions to them, my actions & choices, the actions & choices of the people around me. Every situation is analyzed and classified. It's exhausting on every level. No wonder I feel so drained of energy.
Thinking about all this, I remembered reading a passage in Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. So I just dug it out: "when you are constantly evaluating, classifying, labeling, analyzing, you create a lot of turbulence in your internal dialogue. This turbulence constricts the flow of energy between you and the field of pure potentiality."
For today, I'm going to try and practice non-judgment. I will not judge my children, my husband, the grocery store clerk... no one. I will not label my day and the moments within it. I will not criticize myself or my actions. Instead, I will seek understanding and compassion.
Care to join me?