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Recently I have adopted a mantra of ‘all of my unhappiness comes from judgment’. This isn’t exactly true, but it is right, in a way. But better said would be ‘that which moves me out of equanimity is judgment’. I am not sure if I am more judgmental than other people, or I am just aware of how often I judge, but I do it constantly. I don’t see one thing – ‘car cuts me off’ – without adding a judgment to it – ‘license plate if from (fill in a state)/probably some (state-based judgment)  yokel’. ‘Car cut me off’ is a simple fact. ‘Car cut ME off’ is a thought that throws off my balance.

This is all evolving, changing, growing. Today’s words are not going to be right tomorrow. But for today….

  1. What is, is
  2. When my wanting is different from what is, my ego reacts
  3. When I judge anything, my equanimity is lost