Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What do you mean by judgment?”
“Judgment is a kind of evaluation.
Reality is neutral. We view reality through a filter of meaning. Whenever we evaluate something as positive or negative, we project meaning on it.
Evaluation is interpretation.
Viewed in pragmatic terms, some interpretations are empowering, others disempowering. I call disempowering interpretations, judgment.”
“What is non-judgment?”
“Non-judgment is a practice.
It’s a self-awareness practice – noticing when you judge yourself and others. I call the process of directing attention to notice judgment, the lens of judgment. For me, using this lens was a revelation. I hadn’t realized how often I did it.
It’s also a self-love practice – lovingly breaking the unresourceful thought pattern by gently letting it go.”