Judgement Detox: A Practice

Phew.

Where do we begin? Judgement is such a huge topic, and it's been popping up a lot in my life lately.

Whether it's been being mindful of not judging others, reading Gabby Bernstein's "Judgement Detox" or friends and family coming to me with fears of being judged, this topic is clearly knocking at my door.

What I want to start off by saying is this: judgement isn't bad. It's not good either. It's just something that happens. Long long long ago, our ancestors used judgement for survival purposes.

Our brains operate on 200,000 year old software. What I mean is, our brains function first and foremost on the basic level of survival--something our ancestors needed if they were going to survive. Reactions like stress, and judgement were simply ways of evaluating danger and how to respond. This proved to be very beneficial because (ta-da!) the human race has survived.

The downside to this is that we struggle with judgement and stress in situations that no longer warrant that kind of reaction. And we do it all day long.

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