Step Thirty

Step 30. Today I Will Observe My World.
This day observe your world, following the same practice plan as practiced the previous day. Observe your world without judgment and observe what you are doing in the world without judgment. Then feel if anything needs to be done. Again, your hourly practices take but minutes, and as you practice, they will become more swift, more keen and more effective.

We wish for you to view the world without judgment, for this will enable you to see the world as it really is. Do not think that you have seen the world the way it really is, for what you have seen is your judgment upon the world. The world you will see without judgment is a different world than you have ever seen before.

Practice 30:
Hourly practice.

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December 6, 2012 Round One: Observing my world without judgment is a worthy practice and I am committing myself to it to the best of my ability.

Having said that though, I must add that it is much easier not to judge the larger world than it is not to judge the immediate world around me, meaning what is going on in my home. The narrower the circle, the harder it is to be non-judgmental.

July 30, 2014 Round Two: It is possible to see a different world when I look without judgment. When I see what I consider to be failures, poor choices, decisions that lead to destruction and death, people who bicker and fight instead of coming to a consensus, I take another step back and look without judgment. This provides a new perspective. Instead of wanting to jump in and tell everyone what a mess they are making of everything, I see instead a world struggling to understand, a world that is doing what it is doing because it knows no better way. This kind of world shows me my great need for Knowledge, my need to practice, my need to make whatever small contribution I can to foster greater awareness and enlightenment in the world. For the world needs Knowledge.

I live a very sheltered life. I am not out in the world very much. Today I am not out in the world at all, I am sitting at home.

However, today is a good day to observe what I am doing in the world without judgment. I am doing what my heart dictates, what I feel is right for me. I am thinking about this every hour and I am happy not to judge myself and take joy and comfort in what I am doing.

There is a great lightness in looking at the world this way. It takes away judgment altogether, particularly judgment, imagined or otherwise, of myself by others.

Let them judge, if that’s what they’re doing, I am untouched by it. I have my own truth and my own reasons for doing things, even if it doesn’t fit the general mold. You just can’t be sure what the general mold is, so why not bend it? Perhaps I am still too stuck in my own small self, do not have a broader vision of my True Self, am still too judgmental, unwilling to join, not ready to relinquish my small self to embrace the Greater Self that is waiting for me to awaken to it.

I am still learning though, learning to observe without judgment, learning to see a different world. 


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