The strain of constant judgment is virtually intolerable. It is curious that an ability so debilitating would be so deeply cherished. Yet if you wish to be the author of reality, you will insist on holding on to judgment. You will also regard judgment with fear, believing that it will someday be used against you. This belief can exist only to the extent that you believe in the efficacy of judgment as a weapon of defense for your own authority. T-3.VI.5:6-10
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
We humans, in the world of the ego, think, mistakenly, that we can create our own reality. This insight leads to the humorous phrase from the Course, “Would you rather be right or be happy?” Most of us, until we awaken, prefer to be right and thus we judge.
In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in the rooms, that we take our own inventory and not everyone else’s. This refers to the fourth step which suggests that we do a fearless moral inventory of all the times that the ego led us astray.
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search takes us from the world of the ego to the world of Spirit and requires that we drop judgment and tune into the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Today, it is suggested that we stop trying to create reality and turn our willfulness over to God.