daily hot! quotes are commencing this week.
In the interim, I recently read a quote on Facebook by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the LDS church,
“Never check your religion at the door. Not ever.”
Immediately, in my mind, I retorted…
“Never check your mind at the door. Not ever.”
I grew up a Mormon. (And am currently not one.) But I still have relationships with many family and friends that are members. I love all of them. (Well, most. Heh.) And respect many of them, especially of those from childhood that have remained non-judgmental of the path I (or others) have chosen.
And I feel the same about their choices.
I have no right or ground to judge anyone for their decisions, or determine what they may or may not glean from their mistakes, successes, or non-actions.
Nobody knows the goings-on of the mind in any person other than themselves. Best to respect that fact, rather than assert opinions and shove our own little fictions in the gaps where information about others is unavailable.
And that is why I responded the way I did to this quote. I believe “never checking your mind at the door” is of vital importance to the individuality of any human being; and nurturing the individuality of each human being, I believe, is the only way to have a complete, spiritually whole, and harmonious humanrace.