When we meditate, we have stream of thoughts; judging, judging, judging..
We start to notice that we are constantly labeling and judging everything as: Good/Bad, This/That, Black/White, Like/Dislike, want or don’t want.
Mindfulness practice is defined as “Non-judgmental, moment to moment awareness”. The third fondation of Mindfulness is Non Judgement.
When we start paying attention to our thoughts we soon realize all the ideas and opinions we have about everything. So how do we get to gently be Non-judgmental?
Take a deep breath, Allow yourself to Relax. Repeat the Affirmation saying following and allowing yourself to relax:
I practice Non-Judgment!
Apply the below technique as a way to change your mindset and program your mind to always know deeply that you are relaxed and calm!
There are seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the “major pillars of mindfulness practice”. The third one is Non Judging.
The practice of not judging is not so that there won’t be any non judging, rather its to help us recognize the constant way we operate. It’s to help us cultivate Discernment – the ability to judge well.
If we can be aware of our thinking, the lens from which we see everything, if we can gently Non Judge then we will have Clarity, Understanding to see things as they are. From this we will have freedom and new way to Respond vs. Reacting.
Try below practice to cultivate Non Judging as part of your Mindfulness meditation:
REFLECT: As you settle, what thoughts come to mind. Does your mind then wander and can you see any judgements coming up about a person, event
RESPOND: See if you can Note your feelings, sensations without getting hooked into the experience.
INTEGRATE: Remember this “nonjudgmental noting” exercise and it will help you practice separating your judgment of your experiences from the experiences themselves.
AFFIRM IT if you agree, and REPEAT this affirmation daily, during the day that, “I accept things the way they are!”
We all have limiting beliefs that prevent us from doing more than we think we can.
We all go through tough times in our lives and often due to things that have happened in past, feel we are not capable, worthy or we can’t.
We strongly believe that repeating an affirmation can change the way we think of our self and of others. And if that thought happens to be a positive one, then it can do wonders for those who read it and apply it.
Studies shows that Positive Affirmations are a powerful way to improve our mindset on a daily basis. How we start our mornings, sets our entire day. We must start our day with gratitude, love and care of each other.
We hope to help you rewrite your day into a positive one with a Daily Affirmation.