When you are honest with people, you don’t have to avoid them.
Your starting point is truth, and you must return to your beginning. (A Course in Miracles)

The choice to judge, rather than to know, is the cause of all loss of peace. (A Course in Miracles)

To judge is to place your faith in perception and interpretation rather than in knowing. Knowing is doing, tasting, touching—experiencing reality. This requires an open mind and unconditional acceptance of what is. To judge is to stubbornly cut off the possibility of knowing because “judgement always involves rejection.”

Furthermore, “what you judge has an effect.” By trusting your own confused perception, you are cutting off the flow of life. This is the cause of all lack. You are resisting what is supposed to be happening to you, ignoring what others need from you, you are sending people away who are supposed to be present for you. Your delusion is this: “You believe that reality is yours to select from.” No. Reality already is and your job is to accept it so that you can know.

To judge is to place your faith in fear. You are afraid of what might happen in an act of knowing, so you hide, you wish things were different, that something else might happen in the future, that something shouldn’t have happened in the past. You resist and fight the flow of life and fate, itself. Here, there can be no love, no peace, no abundance, no growth, and no knowledge.

There is a very different path. “You have no idea of the tremendous release and deep peace that comes from meeting yourself and your brothers totally without judgement.”

“You do not need judgement to organize your life. In the presence of knowledge, all judgment is suspended.”

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Quotes taken from A Course in Miracles

Image by Greg Tsai

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