“As long as there are judgments being made, there will be shame in the world. Shame is the belief that what is false is true. It is the upside down perception of the world. Shame says, “I am bad.” This is not true and can never be true. Yet you believe it, and you project that belief on all your brothers and sisters. Every time you make a judgment of another human being, you are re-enforcing your own shame.
Peace will not come to the world until it comes into your own heart. And it cannot come into your heart as long as you see enemies or “evil” people outside of you. Every evil you perceive in the world points to an unforgiving place in your own heart that is calling out for healing. Stop judging others. Stop the game of blame. See every judgment for what it is: an attack against yourself, an attack against God’s son, a deepening of your own shame.”
Paul Ferrini, in “The Silence of the Heart”
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