When I decide that a person is bad because I think that they are doing things wrong, then I have imprisoned my love for them, condemned their dignity, and made them less than me. A very stern punishment indeed for a brother that is not even aware of this fictitious offense I’ve created with my mind. He was just doing his thing.
Unfortunately this “crime”, to which only I am witness, causes true and certain suffering to me, which then spills out to those around me.
I choose today to see everyone as innocent. Determined to see past the shadows and gloom of my judgments and fear, I choose to find everyone’s original holiness.