Sunday, August 25, 2019
Discernment vs judgmentalness
It is a popular believe that one should not be judgmental of others. It is true that being over judgemental comes from shadow or wounded unintegrated parts of ourself. I believe there is also healthy normal judgmentalness. It’s just an aspect of monkey mind to be treated with compassion. The most unhealthy judgmentalness is to be judgemental of our judgementalness.
More important is to distinguish between judgmentalness and discernment. To discern is to be naked to data, to allow the data to pe processed as it is, as it arises. It means to honestly allow our discernment processes to do their thing. It means holding the space and intention for our own intelligence to arise. In this space a high level of discernment can occur. We must allow our lens on the world to be as free from distortions and blemishes as possible. We must realize we can only see and interpret the data according to the level of development we our on, and only according to how much we have practiced authentic discernment. Discernment is a genuine organismic function and should be practiced along with meditation.