Be Here Now: A Non-Judgement Practice

We interpret our environmental with labels.  Black chair, ugly shoes, pretty rainbow, skinny girl.  Even the labels we have created for these objects (chair, shoes, rainbow, girl) we created.  Often these labels are judgements based off our own emotions and by how the ‘object we are judging’ is making us feel. 

The first lessons in A Course in Miracles are based around our labeling and judgement.  

"Nothing I see in this room on this street, from this window, in this place means anything." 

– ACIM Lesson 1

Scripture is filled with moments of counsel on judgement of others.   

“Therefore, any one of you who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.”

- Romans 2:1

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Practice for this moment

Where you are right now, look at your surroundings. 

Notice what you label. 

Now practice non-judgement with that same object.

Keep going back to the object until you can experience a moment where you do not label it, but rather are just present.

 

Daily Practice

Throughout the day, practice not labeling what (or whom) you see. 

Take note of what (and whom) you label. 

 

LET ALL 

 

NEGATIVITY 

 

STORIES 

 

JUDGEMENT 

 

POUR OUT OF THE BODY 

 

Lily Dickinson