Last week, I listed the 7 attitudes of mindfulness and said that we would look at each one of the 7 attitudes on Mindful Monday’s to follow. Today we are looking at :
The Attitude of Non-Judging
What does this mean? Well, as humans we tend to automatically categorize (e.g. good, bad, positive, negative, like, dislike etc) each and every thing we experience mostly without even being aware of it!
A more mindful approach would be to take the position of impartial witness to our experiences and be aware of the stream of judging and reacting to inner and outer experiences.
When you find the mind judging, you don’t have to stop it from doing that.
All that is required is to be aware of it happening.
Also – know that there is no need to judge the judging and beat yourself up about it.
That’s enough from me. I think that there is no-one who can better explain the attitude of non-judging than the Mindfulness guru himself – Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is so incredible to listen to. Enjoy!
Next Monday we will be looking at ‘The Attitude of Patience’.
Ciao for now,
This post is linked up with One Mother Hen’s – Open Slather