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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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™‚