Cont. No Judgment Challenge (#nojudgmentchallenge) | Days 2-5/7

Day 2/3

when I was a young boy working on a farm in Israel, I spent a lot of my youth breaking my gristle–that’s what my uncle called my young back whenever I said it was hurting–while harvesting our sowing. On year we over planted the squash and during the harvest we began to wonder what to do with all of this extra squash, it was way to much for our village to consume; well we knew we had to harvest it and get it back despite limited storage space back in the village. Before long houses had more squash they than they knew what to do with, the village began to smell of aging squash for a few days, but then, it began to smell of creativity: the elderly women began to find unconventional usage for the squash. There were squash pies (first time I had that), cakes, squash flour, and so many things right down to soaps. It is easy to throw away what you think may be a problem before you find the creativity of usage, there are no problems, only untapped creativity because we judge before we discern.

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when judging others consider how you are being judged; your rightness pales in comparison to your compassion with others: you will always be remembered for how you loved than for how right you are.

Day 4/5

When we appraise others we are also appraising ourselves.  A home appraisal is only as good as its appraiser, and the appraisers value is assessed by repute and quality discernment; a poor appraiser is assessed by the same standards but holds a reputation far less desired by the lack of discernment.  Therefore it is good reputation that discerns between the two, suffice it to say that before one can appraise or condemn one must be of good reputation.  Reputation is sacrificed to only that which is worthy of it, thus a person of good reputation judges only when the circumstances are worth the price. Nothing regards a person more than anything than a good reputation.

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judgment is a two-way act

Poetry | Leadership

A poem gives direction to possibilities and it allows for observation and discovery, which sounds a lot like the role of leadership. I have come to learn more by observing and discovering the potentiality of those in my charge, and I have influenced their imagination to accept the reality of possibility in their role of followership: a poetic relationship in reciprocity.