I used to think we all judge. Simply by the nature of being human, everything we observed we would automatically attach a thought to. Say for example, we see a young girl with many facial piercings. Some may observe her choice of adornment and think "she is definitely on drugs or into satanism or the product of a bad upbringing". We consider this judgement. Others may think "good on her, she is practicing her right to appear as she wishes. She is a strong individual". Is this not also a judgement?
We seem to attach positive and negative spins on judgements, depending on wether we are conservative or what cultural background we have or other such family of origin stuff. But what if we saw the punky pierced person and just, well, saw them. No thought attached. Is that possible?
I am often asking my kids "what do you think about that?" as I myself was encouraged through my life to cultivate and ultimately defend my opinion. But what if you don't have an opinion? What if you don't think anything about it at all?
Gav said yesterday "It seems the more you think the more you suffer", and at the moment I have to say I agree with him.
So, my mission for today is to catch my thoughts before they fly away with me and set them free instead....