Noticing Judgements

by Moira on May 29, 2008

I’ve been listening to Mary Allen (aka Life Coach Mary) interview masters of coaching. One recent listen was an interview with Leza Danly of Lucid Living. The nugget that has stayed with me for several days now is Leza’s statement, “the choice to judge is the choice to stay the same” because authentic, lasting change never comes from a place of shame, guilt, judgement.

The idea that lasting change comes from love, joy and self-acceptance is a core principle in the Authentic Body Project, and what Leza’s statement provokes is a higher awareness of how frequently I judge. No judgement about the judgements, just noticing and the beginnings of curiosity…

  • I get up in the morning and step on the scale – hmmm what is my response?
  • Thinking about blogging about stepping on the scale brings up the whole conversation about whether daily weighing is a good thing or a bad thing – there’s another judgement.
  • Breakfast – “healthy” shake or Baker’s Breakfast Cookie?

It goes on and on, all day long…

What is so powerful about Leza’s statement is the idea that we choose to judge, and yet it seems to happen almost unconsciously, without thinking about it. These patterns that keep us stuck…

What are you noticing about judgement, and choosing to judge?


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