Key 10 – Acceptance

One year I made it my intention to stop judging others.  Admittedly, it was more than a yearlong process—actually, I think it’s more of a lifelong project.  But the beauty that comes forth as we release judgment and reach out to accept others, just as they are, is a gorgeous kaleidoscope of love that opens up our awareness and brings compassion into the world.  What a gift—I accept you just as you are.  Will you please accept me, just as I am? 

When we judge people, we have no time to love them.

— Mother Teresa 

Thought to ponder: What might change if you accepted how you are in a particular situation?  If you were able to accept how your friend was in a particular situation?  If you really were okay with it?