Deepak Chopra: Becoming Non-judgmental

Question:

 

How can I practice being non-judgmental?

Answer:

The first thing is to be aware of being judgmental when it is happening. Notice how your body feels. Does your body feel open, relaxed, loving and compassionate? That feeling is only available when you are non-judgmental.

Understand that when you are judging someone or something, you are assuming that you know everything there is to know to pass judgment, and that is impossible. So recognize that you really can’t know everything there is to know and therefore you are not in a position to judge anyone. Just being aware of this relaxes you,Β  frees you up and permits you to be open and compassionate.

Love,

Deepak

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About Deepak Chopra

Time Magazine heralded Deepak Chopra as one of the 100 heroes and icons of the century, and credited him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." Entertainment Weekly described Deepak Chopra as "Hollywood's man of the moment, one of publishing's best-selling and most prolific self-help authors." He is the author of more than 50 books and more than 100 audio, video and CD-Rom titles. He has been published on every continent and in dozens of languages. Fifteen of his books have landed on the New York Times Best-seller list. Toastmaster International recognized him as one of the top five outstanding speakers in the world. Through his over two decades of work since leaving his medical practice, Deepak continues to revolutionize common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit, and healing. His mission of "bridging the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east" remains his thrust and provides the basis for his recognition as one of India's historically greatest ambassadors to the west. Chopra has been a keynote speaker at several academic institutions including Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Kellogg School of Management, Stanford Business School and Wharton.His latest book is "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul."

Comments

  1. I practice being non-judgmental daily. It's easy – I am judged daily because I was born with Cerebral Palsy. I know how it feels to be judged – & judged incorrectly! I am determined not to inflict judgement on others as they may do unto me. I practice acceptance – acceptance of people for WHO they are.

  2. When you start to be non-judgemental towards yourself, you have won the world and it opens to you a wide variety of creativity in every aspect of life……

  3. I smile when reading your comment — every mainstream religion has been founded on this premise — "do unto others…" — your words in explanation reminded me how the world could work — how I can and will be a part of making it work this way — thank you Leigh! πŸ™‚

  4. Ohhhh, I needed to hear your response today — I heard "be non-judgmental towards YOURSELF" loudly, succinctly — perfect timing yet again dear Heart… πŸ™‚

  5. The ideal is accepting each moment as precious, a pointer to the next and 'container' overflowing with solution. The rest is our own wild goose chase, where the goose ever runs in a circle and I would not blame the goose πŸ˜‰ Solution has it all dissolved πŸ™‚