By Ricky Roberts III
Often times, when we think of judgment we associate it, only, with passing it on others. Another dynamic of it, however, is the judgment or the perception of the experiences that we are given.
When we experience something that is contrary to the stories that we create, or our attachments to them, it is “bad.” If things do play out in the direction we want it is “good.” We judge and experience as “good” or “bad” depending on what we think is best for us. If we truly trust in a higher power, in whatever form we choose to honor it, to guide us, we must trust that power at all times. It is not our place to judge the experience as “good” or “bad,” anymore than it is to judge another person.
It is the judgment of people and experiences that keep us from truly appreciating the divine work at hand, in every moment that we’re given.
There are no mistakes in the experiences that we have. Whether they are good or bad, they are another part of the masterpiece being created—our life. Naturally we will feel sad, happy, let down, lifted up, abandoned, supported, and loved along the way. However, we are not to judge the experience that stimulates our feelings whether they are easy to go through or not. This is our perception of what it is, or should be, versus what it will be in truth.
Although it may be normal for us to question why we must endure things that make us sad, we must find the joy in them in the same way that we find it in the things that make us happy. The same grace that you feel when everything is going “just right” is the same grace that is with you when you feel like everything is “wrong.” Either way, you are supported.
Wherever you are, or whatever you may be experiencing in this moment, I wish you well. Seek the higher good in all that is, and you will find comfort in all that will be.
Enjoy the gift of today- Ricky Roberts III