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Being Non-Judgmental…

by meditative - February 15th, 2017.
Filed under: Mindfulness for Parents & Children, Reflections from Bodhi.

To ‘see’ things clearly in life, we need to adopt & cultivate an attitude that is open, objective and receptive. We need to learn to be more non-judgmental- and to be more understanding of things just as they are.

When our orientation toward what we are experiencing is non-judgmental, we tend to open up ourselves to greater possibilities in responding more appropriately, with greater clarity & sensitivity. We begin to see the ‘bigger picture’ of things by engaging our experiences less personally while exploring and examining them with curiosity and kindness.

To ‘see’ things as they are… we also begin to free ourselves of the habitual tendencies we have in projecting our own ideas, assumptions, and opinions on virtually everything we experience. Without judgment, we may directly face our own experiences with curious & fresh eyes… a beginner’s mind. Each new moment can be viewed with the potential to teach us something. What is a ‘fresh’ impression on the mind tends to be more interesting. When interested, we tend to be more curious & inquisitive…

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