By Robert Perry and Allen Watson
Judgment seems necessary in this complex world of difficult decisions, dangerous people, and deceiving appearances. To get by, it seems, we must be willing to hone this skill to razor sharpness, and use it wisely, rapidly, and continuously as we greet the dizzying array of life’s circumstances.
A Course in Miracles, on the other hand, urges us to relinquish this cherished right to judge. It calls judgment a “sword” and claims that all of our pain, loneliness, and despair come from wielding it. The Course promises that letting go of judgment will bring a freedom and a happiness beyond belief.
Yet the subject of judgment presents many confusing issues for students of spirituality. What exactly is judgment? How do we let it go? Is judgment always inappropriate? How can we make decisions without judging? This book attempts to briefly cover all of the many facets of this topic, as it is presented in A Course in Miracles.
Topics addressed included: The painful effects of judgment, judging the motives of others, the right to use judgment, the Last Judgment, and techniques for releasing judgment.