A good practice to have,
on our path to self-love,
Is the practice of being
nonjudgmental of self.
This may take a lifetime or two to perfect, ;-)
But the practice isn't about achievement,
It's more about AWARENESS.
Look at the word "Non-Judge-Mental":
Mental: with the MIND
Easier said than done.
In addition, look again:
Judge = someone given authority to make rulings
Mental = of the mind
Judgmental = Authority to make rulings is given to the Mind
Self-Judgmental = Authority to make rulings FOR THE SELF is given to the Mind.
I DON'T THINK SO!
I don't know about you, but my mind has not been my biggest advocate and I don't think it would be ruling much in my favor!!!
My opinion of myself is just that:
An opinion...a judgement.
The mind. The ego.
The ego likes to judge. Both positively and negatively.
But it has no basis in Truth.
We think it does, and we believe it so easily.
Are you an "ego maniac with an inferiority complex"
Thinking a lot about yourself
And coming up "less than" more often than not?
Always have been. Might always be.
(Not so much anymore, though. Thank goodness.)
That's the mind's job.
Put it to work and its sole purpose is
To be critical...of us...
All day long.
Here's the thing though:
It TRICKS US...
Because sometimes it judges us as
And sometimes it judges us as
But either way...
IT IS STILL THE MIND.
And it still isn't based in Truth.
So don't believe it!
It (the mind) is never neutral.
It is always evaluating, always comparing,
According to the Supreme Mind Authority,
I'm either the WORST writer
Or the BEST writer.
I'm either LESS THAN
Or BETTER THAN
I always come up short.
Or I'm the best the world has ever seen ;-).
Can you relate?
Let's be honest with ourselves.
We are neither the best things since sliced
Bread, nor the worst.
We are BOTH. And we are NEITHER.
As long as I'm in this body
Walking this earth plane,
I'll have an ego.
And I'll have a judgmental mind.
So I might as well become more aware of it,
And I might as well train myself to Lead it,
Instead of it leading me.
Some days I dance with my ego better than others.
Some days it takes the lead and I am horrified at the things I think and say.
Some days my spirit leads and I feel totally at peace.
But one thing is for sure,
If I practice being aware
AND, if I train myself to be a "witness,"
(Watching the mind instead of believing it) THEN, I can get better at catching my Mind doing its thing,
And I can find more peace more often.
Yes, it's time to take the mind off the
Pedestal Of Authority, wouldn't you say?
It's time to put a new
Authority of Self in Charge.
Let that Authority be
Our God...or even
Our Team of Friends who know us and love us and encourage us more than we love and encourage ourselves.
Let's collectively surrender the white flag of the Mind
VICTORY of the HEART.
The time has come
For the Heart to take the Holy Reigns
And lead us out of Mental Darkness
And into Heart Light.
For in the Light of the Heart,
The mind can shine
But no longer lead.
In the Light of the Heart,
All dark and light Unite
And become One.
And that, dear friends, is how we have
Peace of Mind,
Peace of Heart,
and Peace of Life.
Til next time,
Be mindful of your judging.
Be forgiving of your judging.
And be understanding of this Human Being called You.