When you meet a person, it is instinctual to formulate judgments, yet those judgments often keep us from really connecting with another. When you drop your judgment and connect on the heart level, you meet their soul, your soul. A perfectly imperfect being, and as you understand them or yourself better, your level judgment has the opportunity to shift to assessment, to observations, to awareness, to acceptance, to love and compassion.
It takes time, practice, intention, awareness, and willingness to shift away from judging yourself and others… it’s like following a treasure map, sometimes you’re on the path and other times you are back to stomping in the woods, circling the same tree for the last few days. The treasure? Totally worth the journey.
Love is the absence of judgment.