I am considering attending an Ecstatic Dance and Cacao Ceremony and whilst my mind was mulling over the desire for wanting to go, it was also getting excited about the freedom experienced in this type of non-judgemental event. Well down the rabbit hole I go, hand in hand with my inquisitive mind on the pursuit of judgement, non-judgement and why does it really matter what any of us really think anyway!
Why do we crave moments of non-judgement and what is the go with judgement?
Aren’t we told, to be enlightened we must let go of all judgement? Are we making a judgement in the act of thinking we are enlightened because if we are in fact truly enlightened we don’t care whether we are enlightened or not. Therefore, if we are truly enlightened we don’t pass judgement because we no longer care about this physical world and the trappings therein. *Brain now hurts* (maybe don’t take that rabbit hole turn today).
Back to judgement. When we think we are going to be judged by others, are we not in fact just judging them before they even give the smallest opportunity to judge us? In fact, are they even judging us or is it that we are so addicted to judging ourselves that we presume everyone else is too! Argh! I’m exhausted just judging judgement!
Would it be better to make peace with judgement? After all, the definition of “judgement” is the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
Thank you judgement, you help me make better decisions.
And having judgement shows our level of intelligence and desire for better. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about the mean-hearted judgement to intentionally hurt another, that’s just... well... mean. More so the day to day judgement we do to ourselves. And the unthinking judgement we project on to others.
It is time to make peace with judgment and use its power for the good.
This week I’m going to watch myself when I pass judgement and use it to make better decisions for myself. Here in lies the peace, and the gift, in judgement ~ a better me, a better you and a better world.