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Have you ever made a snap judgment and lived to regret it? I have. I wish I could say I only ever did it once and that was enough for me to learn better.
What I’ve definitely learned is that there’s a huge difference between judgment and evaluation. When I pass judgment on someone I bring my insecurities to bear by means of my opinion. Evaluation means looking at a person or situation from a place other than my projections and insecurities. A judgment allows me to quickly categorize someone and move on. Evaluation takes time. It requires looking to see the truth. I could even say that it in order to properly evaluate anyone or anything it takes looking with new eyes. Knowing that love is unconditional, I am intent on seeing with eyes of love.
In the song “Amazing Grace,” the lyric tell us “I was blind, but now I see.” To judge someone without taking time to evaluate is definitely a kind of blindness. I desire to see and know the truth rather than having my fears confirmed. I don’t need to be right anymore. In order for me to judge righteous judgment, I must be in tune with my heart and looking with eyes of love. From this vantage point I can evaluate anything for the purpose of bringing the healing light of love to it. Why would I ever again allow myself to settle for less?
Today, I am interested in developing a practice of evaluating rather than judging and I know that it will surely change my life. Today I cultivate my willingness to evaluate. I leave room for grace in all my evaluations, especially when examining my self and my own choices. By leaving behind the habit of judgment I move the world powerfully in the direction of peace every day.
I AM clear-sighted, open minded and heart centered for God!