let go of judgment

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

~ Mother Theresa

No matter how much many of us think we ‘shouldn’t’ judge, we are so conditioned to do so that without increasing our self-awareness, we will not only judge one another but we will continually judge ourselves and even our judgments.

When we judge others in a way of either good and bad, or right and wrong, we are essentially setting ourselves up as moral arbiters, claiming we know what the world is supposed to be like. How ridiculous and presumptive! But the impact is even more damaging.

Judging inflates our egos and makes us feel self righteous, and in doing so, it condemns others. This is the flame that fuels discrimination, conflict and violence in society today.

Mother Theresa’s simple words remind us how judging keeps us separate from others, and closes our hearts.

It’s time to let judgments go and make time for understanding and love.



26 comments on “Judgment and Love

  1. I love, love, love that quote!


  2. I love what you are saying here, Val….you should be shouting it from the mountaintops! xxxx

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  3. Judging has a healthy role in establishing ethics and such, no?

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  4. So right, dear Val. The concept of loving each other (every other) is a challenge for many who are still steeped in their fear, anger and unfelt grief. I love that quote…a beautiful, simple truth.

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  5. We can’t all be Mother Teresa ~> that was HER job. 😛

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  6. Oh boy oh boy. Still trying to master this concept; but your words, and the quote from Mother Theresa are warm and guiding reminders. Thank you, Val.

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  7. nice, Val!
    but, but how
    can i understand
    if i don’t judge
    first? 🙂

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  8. Important. Thanks for posting Val.

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  9. Love lands like a butterfly on our soul. Sending lots to you Val 💚💕

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  10. SO conditioned, yes. I had a wonderful opportunity last evening at a gathering to dispel many of mine. Always a gift. ❤️

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  11. It is too true that it’s hard to turn off that judgement! But I love the Mother Theresa quote and it’s absolutely essential to me to try to live up to them! This is a lovely effort and reminder, Val. Thank you!

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  12. So true, Val. It is time. Understanding and love will heal.


  13. This is a post I could and should read every month ~ it is amazing how much happier and simple life becomes when we hold back on judgements and instead try to understand. Wish you a great spring, Val. Take care ~


  14. Love is all there is

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