Clarify Mind: 2 of 10: Witness

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Can I witness whatever comes up in the mind or body without judging it?

It is very nature of the mind to compare, judge, and evaluate. It saves me from harm’s way; it guides me to act sensibly. For example, it helps me behave responsibly in society or avoid killing myself by standing in the middle of a busy freeway lane. However, it also creates a continuous stream of liking and disliking, causing me to judge or label everything good or bad.

Judging is black and white – I like it or don’t like it, I want it or don’t want it. When I want the experience to be a certain way, that’s craving, and I start to strive and put in too much effort. When I am dissatisfied with something, that’s aversion, and I try to avoid it or make it go away. Chronic, viral-like toxicity creates a veil, preventing me from clearly seeing and navigating reality.

I don’t judge the judging either. Being a witness to judging and separating myself from it mobilizes my true potential, recognizing what is happening and cultivating discernment.

Can I detach from the stream of thoughts without condemning or pursuing them? Can I cultivate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness?

Paradigm with Mindfulness - Think and act like a beginner
> Clarify My Mind: 1 of 10: Beginner

> Clarify My Mind: 2 of 10: Witness, not a Judge

> Clarify My Mind: 3 of 10: Accept

> Clarify My Mind: 4 of 10: Let Go

> Clarify My Mind: 5 of 10: Trust or Faith or Belief

> Clarify My Mind: 6 of 10: Patience

> Clarify My Mind: 7 of 10: Generosity

> Clarify My Mind: 8 of 10: Proact, and not React

> Clarify My Mind: 9 of 10: Gratitude

> Clarify My Mind: 10 of 10: Lose Myself

I am a Witness

What are your thoughts?