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