November 29, 2013
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November 21, 2013
If you are like me, you will encounter many human beings who claims to be from this religion or that tradition. No matter what belief system they claim, if love, kindness and compassion are the central tenets of the religion, consider yourself lucky.
And if, upon meeting this person, you find that they behave contrary to the human code of ethics. If their deeds aren’t in accordance with love, kindness, or compassion, do not ask, “What kind of religion is this, or what kind of follower is he or she?”
Rather, be grateful. To be grateful, simply ask, “What kind of person would this have been had he or she not been involved?”
I lost my temper the other day. I beat myself up pretty good after doing so. This simple question, “Who would I be otherwise?” allowed me to find “peace” again. I can measure my life by my misses or my makes. Nobody remembers Babe Ruth for his strike outs…only his home runs.
November 19, 2013
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November 14, 2013
It has been suggested that “Colors seen together to produce a pleasing affective response are said to be in harmony”. Ancient Greek philosophers and many theorists since have devised color associations and linked particular connotative meanings to specific colors.
From my observations, nature—when left on its own, always achieves balance or harmony. It seems then that the trick is to be in balance as well.
November 12, 2013
I believe all people are good. I believe that on occasion, we just choose poorly. My desire is to choose better.
Manson, Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan, Attila The Hun, Robespierre, Idi Amin, Leopold II, Pol Pot, Vlad the Impaler, Ivan the Terrible, Bush, Cheney, Obama, or whoever you think is the incarnation of evil. They all have chosen to be unloving at times. I have chosen to be unloving at times. Who am I to condemn them?
And yet, how are unkind people generated. How does a baby learn to do evil…from those around them. Walt Whitman wrote, “Be curious, not judgmental.” Curiosity by it’s very nature seeks to understand. I have the chance to affect and effect the world for good. The hand that rocks the cradle does rule the world. Therefore, to be kind is the essential…and oh how I fail at that simple task so often.
I need to choose love, I hope you will too.
November 4, 2013