We do not judge the people we love.
So wrote the French existential philosopher and playwright, Jean-Paul Sartre.
These words hold a great fascination for me — and maybe for you as well. If we see a world where everyone is connected in divine spirit to everyone else and that love is the binding element, then wouldn’t we suspend the habit judging of each other? We would still hold the capacity to witness, to stand by in a state of equanimity and observe all that is around us, but we might engage other thoughts in the process. Perhaps we would think of compassion, forgiveness, kindness.
Now this is the best part: If we do not judge the people we love, what about judging ourselves? If we don’t love ourselves then how can we possibly love others? Nothing is more important than learning to love ourselves if we are to spread love…
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