Friday, April 1, 2011

The power to judge becomes a substitute for the power to love.

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  1. "The power to judge becomes a substitute for the power to love."

    Hmmm thats an interesting one, it got me thinking, and still has me thinking.

    I like it.

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  2. but not to judge the book by its cover...

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  3. Agreed. Accepting people for whom they are is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.

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  4. it's impossible for us not to have opinions to others, or to the world, but we have no right to impose our own ideas to others, and vice versa, unless ideas become harmful actions.

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  5. Love equals acceptances of differences without judgement. Judgement is a comparison to self or wouldbe self. Loving or judging reveals self.

    I like your daily words.

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  6. I have to side with 'frank' on this - that the acceptance of another, that is the love for another, involves the acceptance of differences.
    I'd also like to think that the power to judge is tempered by the power of love.

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  7. Looks like you have everybody thinking on this one np, including me.. interesting.

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  8. And there lies the base of all the problems of our relationships..

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  9. Love is so much more powerful and capable of harnessing growth and healing than judgement. Love entails acceptance of a person for who they are methinks...as others seem to be in agreement about :)
    It is lovely to be in the company of someone we can truly be ourselves around and not feel as if we are being judged...just loved.

    Thanks np!

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  10. I agree with Janene and with Lauren K. They said it!!!

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  11. That could be true sometimes:)

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  12. Yes, in certain circumstances. I'd rather stay on the 'power to love' side of life though.
    But I think people may be consumed by the judgmental nature of society and then they might 'love' someone based on a judgemental rating-system.
    It's a sad existence to live without love.

    Great aphorism!:D

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  13. It's like fear and love: they can't co-exist at the same same. I see judgment coming from a place of insecurity or fear.

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  14. Sometimes we look the defects of the people but you must see the virtues more than the defects, I know people are not like roses of love but we must try like a good boy in the hell. I am friendly but my moves are careful, I love but i search for the good people, all you can do is wait to come the sun in the sky far away of the rain because all you can say is a latin phrase "Post tenebras lux". A big hug. Mario.

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  15. I believe if we used the power to judge wisely, it's a good thing.

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  16. yes we dont have right to impose our ideas to other ,and if i do it by mistake i will not hesitate to say sorry

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  17. Yes, I think, they are mutually exclusive. Remember the famous admonition: "Judge not, that you be judged." Love can not coexist with judgement. Only fear can coexist or partner with judgement.

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  18. And it's a bad substitute, indeed. Thank you for this one, I won't forget it.

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  19. Hey, I loved this one so much I just had to give it a shout-out:

    http://jackrabbit-blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/aphorism-of-month-courtesy-of-nothing.html

    Way to keep me thinking! Thanks so much!

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  20. Very right.There is a very thin line in between to which we become unaware most of the times.

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  21. Nice way of alerting us the power of love...but then does my insurance agent (or doctor, or lawyer, or politician...) love my family more than his commission....or is it the other way round?

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  22. In this world, we operate by assessing the external elements presented to us. Some level of judgement is needed, but when dealing with people, if we can understand why they act the way the act, we have greater capacity to love. We're not made to be a carbon copy of each other.

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