What Lies Beyond "Judging Mind"? Wisdom from Jesus, the Buddha, and Patanjali - Thomas J. Bushlack
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Yesterday morning I decided to practice yoga in my back yard. I felt my feet connected and rooted deeply to the earth. I felt gravity, sensing the gentle pull of gravity as nature’s way of holding me, connecting me to the sufficiency and abundance of nature.
 
I felt how the same force of nature that “causes” gravity* was also holding me together. Literally, holding my entire being together. A mysterious force of connection that holds all the energy, molecules, and cells that make up my body.  Everything that supports this miraculous capacity that we call human “consciousness” – suspended within a force that is pure Mystery.
 
And then…I saw a weed…in my garden. In MY GARDEN!
 
In one instant my connection to mother earth, my one-ness with all the creative energies of nature…was gone.
 
All because I got caught up in judging. Judging that weed as bad, ugly, wrong, out of place.
 
And that was just a weed. How many times have I judged myself as bad, ugly, wrong, out of place? More than I can count…More than I care to admit.
How many times do you judge yourself as bad, ugly, wrong, out of place?  (No judgment here…I’m serious…only compassion).
 
Separation = Suffering. Compare = Despair.
 
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught his disciples:
 

“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get”

(Matthew 7:1-2)

One of the great Zen teachers writes:
 

“the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness”

(Third Chinese Patriarch of Zen)

Patanjali, author of the Yoga Sutras, say this:
 

“In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion for those who are suffering, goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil”

(Yoga Sutras 1:33)

It is one thing to “know” the truth that the Judging Mind causes suffering. It is another thing to experience it…to see it so exquisitely, poignantly…so clearly.
 
If you are wrestling with the Judging Mind and feeling exhausted by it, then that’s exactly why I created and offer these free Breakthrough Sessions.
 
I’ll talk with you – mostly asking questions and listening closely – about the pain the Judging Mind is causing you. I’ll listen with you to the voice of your Soul that lies just beyond the Judging Mind. And then I’ll help you craft a plan to move there…back to belonging, to one-ness.
 
And what happens after that is truly up to you and the Spirit. If I can help you move toward your Soul, your true Self, we’ll discuss it. If not, I’ll leave you with the gift of clarity and see if I can refer to other resources.
 
Either way, I call it a “Breakthrough” Session for a reason.
 
Coming back home, back to your divine center of goodness and wisdom, is a lifelong series of small breakthroughs. Where will your next breakthrough come from? Where will it lead you?
 
I don’t know. But I’ll be honored to explore that with you.
 
Click to book your Breakthrough Session right now and I’ll talk to you soon.
 
With love,
Tom
* The truth is that even the greatest physicists in the world don’t know how explain the force of gravity…

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