from Sanskrit – “sacred message or text, charm, spell, counsel,” literally “instrument of thought”
A couple of weeks ago I started saying “Zero judgement, all love.”
It never occurred to me that I’d created a mantra. It was simply a tool to help me focus.
For some time, it had been my intention to focus on self-love, first inspired by my core desired feeling cherished, and then by the Self-Love Evolution, the current round of the 100 Day Promise online program I’m teaching.
Zero judgement, all love – a lovely thought, isn’t it?
The truth is, it’s more than a thought – it’s a practice worth developing, because there are times when life repeatedly reminds us that it’s not always easy to choose it.
For it is a choice, and a way of living.
Zero judgement doesn’t mean I never feel judgement, but the mantra helped me notice and let go of my judgement with more ease.
The mantra has helped me slow down, step back, and notice how judgement feels in my body. Tight, and closed off, with a side of injustice brewing beneath the surface.
Tight and closed off are about as opposite from my core desired feelings as I can get.
Make your way back to love.
It’s not easy when I feel reactive, but step by step, I make my way back to feeling good, and feeling good eventually leads back to love. From love, I can choose consciously.
The choice is clear: react in the moment, or step back and respond.
Zero judgement, all love.
The key is to stop the judgement when we catch ourselves judging others, otherwise we create an endless loop of righteousness.
The mantra helps to shift your energy back to a vibration that feels good.
It’s a sacred tool to focus your attention, and whether you use a universal sound like om, a Sanskrit mantra, or a phrase you’ve made up, what’s most important is that it has meaning for you.
And isn’t that true for anything?