Yes or No
This post is a follow up to my last post, or to be more precise, the last 2 lines.
It would seem to me, in view of having observed my own inner monologue and reflected on conversations with other, that judgment is something something very few of us can make do without. Indeed, in order to operate and function appropriately and within the boundaries set by/for us in modern society, one must use ones judgment every minute of every day. To cast it aside could result in the 'casting out' of oneself and open oneself up to much criticism from those around us.
It occurred to me that judgment can be taken in many different contexts and can have many meanings. In an online dictionary it is described as "The ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, esp. in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion: a man of sound judgment".
Rather than applying the concept willy-nilly - I have chosen a topic to brush over with this fine-haired implement of mine.
An interesting and no doubt highly debated topic surrounding the subject - GOD. Many are taught in Western society, by way of Christianity, that we are/will be judged at some point for our physical time upon this planet. Judged for our thoughts, words and deeds by an all-seeing omnipotent being who resides outside of ourselves.
I am someone who believes in a Source of Love and Consciousness that pervades universally through all matter and beings, and someone who believes in the highly probable existence of those (probably mis-) quoted in various scriptures such as Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Vishnu to name but a few. What God or the Source can offer us as a human race, that sets it aside from anything/one else (not that separation is possible but maybe we choose to forget it for the ride), its 'divine' power that none other might possess, is the ability to not judge.
To do away with all preconceptions all the time. To see everything a-new and for the first time, every time. TO ACCEPT OTHERS AS WORTHY AND VALUABLE BEINGS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT.
So perhaps, if we strive not to suspend our judgment but at least become aware of it, we might grow closer to ourselves and in-turn to that which resides in all of us.