No one should be judged for their experience

Written by Master Charles Cannon

“No one should be judged for their experience because they are doing the best they can.  We learn only from experience.”
~Swami Vivekananda

Human beings… or individuated forms of consciousness… evolve through experience.  The measurement of our evolution in consciousness is self-awareness.  Everyone’s experience then is valid given their level of evolution in consciousness.

I once saw a sign over the door of a mendicant’s hut.  It read… judgment is the supreme delusion.  In judgment we are saying that it should be other than it is.  But this is a lie… because it is as it is.  In this understanding… if we judge another person… we are saying that they should be other than they are.  Again… it is a lie… because they are as they are… and all experience is valid as the context through which they are evolving.  And bottom line… everyone is doing the best they can given their level of evolution in consciousness.

This week… let us increase wakefulness of judgment in our lives.  Why not allow everyone to be the way they are… because that’s the way they are… and honor their experience as valid… just as you honor your experience as valid… in the evolution of consciousness.  Has it not been aptly said that we should live and let live?  So be wakeful and truthful and honor the evolution of all forms of consciousness… including your own.

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.