At last weeks webbie, Trish spoke about Deepak Chopra’s “1st Spiritual Law of Success”. I read the 1st Law and found lots of value in it. The last part of the chapter shows how to apply this law.
APPLYING THE LAW OF PURE POTENTIALITY
I will put the Law of Pure Potentiality into effect by making a commitment to take the
(1) I will get in touch with the field of pure potentiality by taking time each day to be silent, to just Be. I will also sit alone in silent meditation at least twice a day for approximately thirty minutes in the morning and thirty minutes in the evening.
(2) I will take time each day to commune with nature and to silently witness the intelli-
gence within every living thing. I will sit silently and watch a sunset, or listen to the
sound of the ocean or a stream, or simply smell the scent of a flower. In the ecstasy of
my own silence, and by communing with nature, 1 will enjoy the lire throb of ages, the
field of pure potentiality and unbounded creativity.
(3) I will practice non-judgment. I will begin my day with the statement, .Today, I shall
judge nothing that occurs,. and throughout the day.
None of these are really new for us, but I became aware of how judgemental I am. In all cases these “judgements” are internal, so I’m not expressing them to anyone but myself.
As all know by now who have been reading my blog, I love referring to the dictionary to clear up any confusion.
Judgement: An opinion or conclusion
Surprise, surprise, there is no significant difference between expressing an opinion and being judgemental, except that passing judgement is from an “assumed” position of superiority. OUCH!!! I find this really strange. As far back as week 5, we have been practising “No Opinions”.
From Week 22 Master Keys “ 1. Knowledge is of priceless value, because by applying knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be. When we realize that our present character, our present environment, our present ability, our present physical condition are all the result of past methods of thinking, we shall begin to have some conception of the value of knowledge.
2. If the state of our health is not all that could be desired, let us examine our method of thinking; let us remember that every thought produces an impression on the mind; every impression is a seed which will sink into the subconscious and form a tendency; the tendency will be to attract other similar thoughts and before we know it we shall have a crop which must be harvested.”
I wonder what effect these judgemental thoughts have had on my character, my ability, my present physical condition and my current environment. What crop have I harvested?
I will remind myself not to judge.