Judgment is not about seeing clearly, recognizing fault, or knowing something special. It’s about holding a negative focus, and shutting out life. It’s a kind of ’against-ness’ that puts up walls, making it impossible to give or receive love in a genuine way. Judgment has little effect outwardly, but causes everything within us to go sour. And although we may judge others harshly, we tend to judge ourselves most severely of all.