Love is the absence of judgement.
Is it possible to go into anything with an open mind? A relationship, job, partnership, or friendship?
Are we continually subject to our preconceived notions?
As quickly as one might project their values, life experiences, instant estimations and personal prejudices into an equation, by definition, does it not instantly make the equation imbalanced?
When I was fortunate enough to attend an event that was for the Dalai Lama‘s birthday, I was fascinated by the calmness in which he communicated to the small group of 200 of us who were in the audience. His energy level was consistent, his presence was absolute, and he seemed to stay in a state of complete tranquility through the afternoon. I don’t think I am projecting his legacy on to what I was watching, as I have re-watched some videos I took of him taking questions from the audience and no matter the question, his resolve and response was consistent.
Do we all have to get to that stage of enlightenment in order to find that degree of internal tranquility and personal presence?
That is a subjective question but from the outside looking in, it appeared to me as if he was one of the happiest people I had ever seen in person. I had lunch with his personal physician that day and asked all sorts of questions and was fascinated by the responses.
I think that we are well served to understand our predispositions and our personal prejudices and see whether or not we are potentially capable of putting those into a box so that we might rise above them into a world of non-judgment.
Probably much harder to put into practice than to state in a morning musing, but certainly worth the effort. I hope your day is manifesting to your enjoyment and satisfaction.😊