Upon each hour today, repeat this statement as you witness yourself and the world around you. Repeat this statement and feel its impact. Release your judgments for a few moments, and then feel the contrast and the experience that this will provide for you. Do not judge another today. Allow others to reveal themselves to you. Without judgment you will not suffer under your own crown of thorns. Without judgment you will feel the presence of your Teachers assisting you.
Allow your hourly practices to be consistent. If an hour is missed, forgive yourself and rededicate yourself. Errors are to teach you, strengthen you and show you what you need to learn.
Regardless of what another is doing, regardless of how he or she may offend your sensitivities, your ideas or your values, do not judge another today.
Practice 76: Hourly practice.
Instead of this, it would be so much more productive to refrain from initial judgment and allow others to reveal themselves to me, feeling the presence of my Teachers as this occurs and taking their cues. This for me is a true lesson in distinguishing between my own will and God’s will, another lesson in subduing my arrogance.
This Step also helps me in my relationships with people close to me, people who are a daily part of my life, people I have ongoing “issues” with, like my husband, children, parents to some extent. It helps me to understand that I need to honor my True Self, my core, and not allow others to sway me from what I know to be true for me. And I am not to judge others in their knowing what is true for them.