“If you’re judging things that you can’t control, then you’re really just wasting your energy.”
What Is Judgment?
Let’s start out by talking about judgment.
What does that word mean? If you’re like most people, the word judgment conjures up feelings of negativity. But, according to Webster, JUDGMENT is just the process of forming an opinion or an evaluation by discerning and comparing.
Our judgments, are essentially just our opinions of the world around us; positive/negative, good/bad, happy/sad, sweet/sour, pretty/ugly, etc.
The thing that’s important to recognize is that judgment is not truth. Judgment is an opinion, evaluation, discernment, comparison, or conclusion. It might be true for you and not true for someone else.
Let me illustrate it for you.
Where I live, it is over 100 degrees right now. In fact, it is 103 degrees outside. Is that hot or cold?
I think it’s unbearably hot. Frankly, I don’t go outside from about May 15 to October 31.
But I have a friend who lives in New Hampshire—where it’s 60 degrees in the middle of the summer and when she comes to visit Arizona, she stands outside and soaks up the sun. She thinks it feels good.
So which one of us is right? Does it feel good? Or is it unbearably hot?
Or is it just 103 degrees? See how stating the fact—103 degrees—takes the judgment out of it?
My judgment is no more right or wrong than yours.
To become truly aware, we have to release judgment and try to see things as they really are.
I call our judgments little t truths—or sometimes, I just call them lies. Because the thing is, your truth may be someone else’s lie and nothing you say or do could convince them otherwise.
What is Energy?
I am energy, you are energy–at any given time, we are all made up of 100% energy. Sometimes you feel like you are full of energy. You feel light, buoyant, happy, like you’re on top of the world, while at other times, you feel heavy, depressed, and broken.
These two types of energy have a name. They are called anabolic and catabolic energy. At the cellular level, catabolism usually refers to a breakdown of complex molecules, while anabolism is the building up of molecules.
However, the terms, anabolic and catabolic energy make a broader statement about the destructive and constructive forces in an entire person who is not just made up of cells, but also of thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors–which are all connected to judgment. In fact, our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, feelings, actions, inactions, and behaviors all have energetic forces, too.
You can have anabolic and catabolic energy in a single cell, a particular organ of the body, a certain system in the body, or the entire person. You can even have anabolic and catabolic energy in your thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Understanding the difference between these types of energy and seeing how they affect you will allow you to be more aware of the energy you are creating in your life.
Judgment & Energy As One
Consider for a moment how much energy you spend every day on passing judgment.
There are little judgments like the one I just discussed. But what about the bigger judgments—the ones that involve the people around you or your life circumstances. Judgments—especially of people—can be harmful and do damage to the people we love the most.
Judgment can feel powerful, but it’s actually draining, which leaves very little energy for peace, happiness, and joy.
So how can we learn to live that way—without judgment? How can we learn to live with more energy? Is it possible to reach a place where we can see people (including ourselves) for who we really are? Beautiful and powerful beings experiencing the world in a way that is perfect for each one of us?
Becoming Truly Aware
So how do you become truly aware?
You choose it.
Were you expecting something more profound?
Because I spent the first 45 years of my life expecting something more profound. And my hope is that I can help others see the potential that they have inside themselves, grasp onto that potential, and then make all of their wildest dreams come true!
As I sign off, I’ll leave you with this thought…
If your life isn’t exactly what you want it to be, if you feel helpless or hopeless about creating the life you want to live, if there’s a voice inside you whispering, “There’s more for you than this!” Then I ask you…
How long do you want to be miserable?
Because you get to choose!
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