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October 4, 2018

Treat Each Other With Respect and Dignity

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“Everyone in the world is worth being nice to. Because God never creates inferior human beings, each person deserves respect and dignity.” – Benjamin Carson

 

I’m very concerned about the heightened and widespread negativity surrounding any and all public discourse. Even between generations in the same family, treating each other with respect and dignity seems to have all but disappeared. This is not the way I was brought up, nor do I ever recall such slurs, defamation, innuendo, public conviction without verifiable facts, public shaming, ruining reputations and destroying families as is currently apparently being accepted by some.

I do not believe that most decent Americans feel this way in their hearts. On the contrary, I believe most of us are honest, hard-working individuals who value family and country, abide by a strong moral code, do their part to help others in need and are generous with their time, encouragement and support.

We don’t resort to name calling, swearing for effect and/or to get noticed, telling lies and trying to hurt others for personal or political gains.

Why do we tolerate such viciousness on the part of political officials that we elected to represent us in Congress? Our voices can and must be heard, and there’s no better way to do that than to vote our conscience this November. If you don’t like the way things are currently run in Washington, or if you do, make your voice heard with your vote. That’s true democracy at work.

Do not listen to the incessant negativity. Turn off news reports airing nonstop vitriol. Learn about the issues and the candidates and make an informed choice. Do not think that your vote doesn’t count, for it counts greatly.

After all, this is our country. Each of us has a big stake in it, for today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

Let’s begin by treating each other with respect and dignity at all times. What we practice with pure and open hearts will be noticed by others. Maybe the naysayers will even think about changing their ways. Remember, the ballot box is where you can make a difference. Vote out the politicians who don’t represent your wishes. That’s the American way!

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September 23, 2018

The Mind: Smart, Powerful, Limitless

“The pure nature of the mind – emptiness, lucidity and intelligence without limit – has always been inside us.” – Kalu Rinpoche

Casting about for resources when a project or task requires attention? Look no further than what you already possess: your mind. Indeed, the mind is an incredibly valuable resource and tool that is too often neglected, ignored or taken for granted. It’s too easy to say that the job is too difficult, that we lack the time, energy, ability or resources when, in fact, we may have all that we need to begin.

It isn’t without effort that success is achieved. It’s also not without mistakes and stumbling from time to time. This process, while sometimes painful, furthers learning. That is, you learn from mistakes if you make it a point to do so. Otherwise, the effort is wasted.

Where do you find this well-spring, the source or reservoir of intelligence and shaper of ability? It’s within your mind. Cultivating an awareness and appreciation of the power of the mind is important in discovering what it is to be human. You are not a rock but an intelligent being capable of making difficult decisions, weighing options and calculating an appropriate course of action. That you are able to revise and strategize and come up with alternatives is further proof of the endless capabilities of the mind.

Instead of shrugging off a challenge or opportunity with a dismissive thought, entertain the possibility that your mind will assist you in figuring out the best approach to take, if you should decide to embark on this endeavor. The mind is smart, powerful and limitless – and it’s there for you to make full use of. The choice is always yours to make.

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