Actually, it always ends up being self-condemnation. I mean, I can be the object of the condemnation of others. But I don’t have to accept it and live under it.
They can make my life miserable, but I don’t have to believe what they say about me.
But if I condemn myself, then I allow the condemnation of others to wield personal power.
I remember the day when I learned to transform the saying of Jesus, “Neither do I condemn you”, into, “Neither do I condemn me!”
A powerful self-liberating act.
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