In the Q'uo transcript I read this morning (9/25/2010), a question was asked about the function of judgment. Q'uo replied, "The function of judgment is to place within you a picture, a way to think, a way to be, a way to examine for what you would consider to be virtue......there is no escaping judgment. The function of judgment or differentiation between various characteristics is part and parcel of the human personality. In an entity which has not yet chosen its polarity of service to others or service to self, the faculty of judgment is largely wasted, because that judgment is not questioned. As parents taught, so the child thinks. As society teaches, so the person thinks. As companies give advertisements, so the consumer thinks. Judgment is infinite. And yet it goes nowhere for it is not questioned, it is not used except as a bat to hit that which is other than the person has been taught to think is good.
"In one who is aware and alert and attentive, the function of judgment in human experience is to bring from the hall of mirrors a thought to be used as grist for the mill. The seeking entity gazes upon that judgment and asks itself, "Where is the love in that thought?" For there is love in every corner, cranny and nook of creation.....In the hands of service to others entities, the faculty of judgment is to bring to one's attention some part of the personality shell or ego, some part of that self. Thusly in a way you could see judgment as an indication of spiritual illness--and so that judgment that separates as the medicament of love that does not vary from the truth one iota, and yet finds harmony in disparate things."
I have been praying for "help to judge-not others nor myself." It seems, after reading this Q'uo transcript that I have been asking that I not be allowed to grow. Instead, I shall ask for remembrance to ask the question, "Where is the love in that thought ?" whenever I think a judgmental thought.