By Max Highstein
- Introduction: 4:33
- Guided Meditation: 20:57
Judgment prevents us from giving and receiving love. It robs us of the ability to experience real compassion. And, it keeps us isolated, lonely, and stuck.
We often hear that judgment is NOT something enlightened, spiritual people are supposed to do. But have you ever paid attention to how much you judge yourself and other people, and tried to stop?
Judgment is not about seeing clearly, recognizing fault, or knowing something special. It’s about holding a negative focus, and shutting out life. It’s a kind of “against-ness” that puts up walls, making it impossible to give or receive love in a genuine way. Judgment has little effect outwardly, but causes everything within us to go sour. And although we may judge others harshly, we tend to judge ourselves most severely of all.
Releasing judgment patterns can be difficult, because it’s often so ingrained we often don’t even realize we’re doing it. Making a successful shift takes a willingness to look within and be self-honest, and usually a lot of dedicated practice.
In Releasing Judgment & Embracing Life, intuitive guide and spiritual facilitator Max Highstein explains where judgment comes from, what it does, and how we can stop doing it. Then he leads listeners on a powerful, deep guided imagery meditation that provides the structure and focus to help you make a shift, release judgment, and open to love.