Thursday, December 8, 2011

Where love is not, there must be laws

"Often times, when we occupy the space of 'I'm right and you're wrong' it keeps us from seeing our own responsibility in matters. When we judge others' foibles and personality traits, what does it really say about us? What can we do to identify and get rid of judgment in ourselves and in our lives?"

Anyone else subscribe to Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP newsletters? This recent newsletter on judgement really struck a chord with me. I've decided to make an early new year's resolution and to try my hardest to stop judging others. Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel has some wonderful advice that I am going to try to constantly keep in mind, when she finds herself faced with a situation where it would be easy to simply judge a person, instead she tries to "remember at least two other qualities about the person whom I have just put in a box."

Have you started thinking of your new year's resolutions yet?

~ Clare x

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  1. What amazing perspective and advice! I haven't starting thinking of resolutions yet, but I think I have a jumping off point!

  2. Just needed something clever to think about...
    thank you darling.
    love you.

  3. That's such a great resolution! Good for you!

  4. OH wow. I needed this. Today like now. Thank you so much for such a simple yet truly important new mantra for me. xoxo

  5. I am really with you on this one! I was chatting to my friend the other day and we were saying how we are so hard on our own selves and on others. In our controlled strive for perfection we have forgotten that true beauty lies in imperfection, in being unique whether in actions, words or appearance. Must add this to my resolutions!


Thanks for sharing on Soulful Mama ~ Clare x