Leaving Love, by Susan Beyler

I found a quote the other day from the Dali Lama. 

He said,

“Love is the absence of judgment”.

Thinking about that –

My first response was a feeling of trueness.  When I am feeling deep love, there is no judgment.

My next response was to think about the fact that judgment comes into my mind like lightening – I can’t predict it but it’s a constant for me.   So, turning the quote inside out – does that mean I don’t experience love for others – or myself?

Then I found the jewel in the quote – ‘the absence of judgment’ – that it comes into my mind is not a problem; inviting it to stay and talk a while is where I leave love.


Susan Beyler
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susanbeyler@theestuary.org