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Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world someday remains to be seen. But within ourselves we must renew it each day.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe.” A part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
The way to fulfillment is through recognition of the wholeness linking man and the universe.
When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself and unconditional love that will be the light of the world.
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
I believe in the flesh and the appetites. Seeing hearing and feeling are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.
The power of higher consciousness, which while universal, cosmic even,is manifest in the intimate.
Only after the last tree has been cut down.Only after the last river has been poisoned.Only after the last fish has been caught.Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
A man decided that he would change the world.But, he wasn’t successful.So he decided to change the country.But, he wasn’t successful.So he decided to change his community.But, he wasn’t successful.So he decided to change his street.But, be wasn’t successful.So he decided to change his family.But, he wasn’t successful.So he decided to change himself.AND HE WAS SUCCESSFUL.AND HIS FAMILY CHANGED AND THEY AFFECTED THEIR STREET.AND THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET AFFECTED THEIR COMMUNITY.AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY AFFECTED THEIR COUNTRY.AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY AFFECTED THE WORLD.________________________________IF YOU DON’T KNOW, GO TO A HIGH PLACE AND LOOK DOWN…________________________________Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food...Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.
ANXIETY IS THE REBIRTH OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
OBSERVATION IS POWER. JUDGEMENT IS WEAKNESS.