Saturday, 24 January 2009
A stone balances precariously on a larger one. Do you wonder how it came to be there or do you simply accepts its place? Do you wonder when it will fall and how, or does nothing resonate within you long enough for it to impact?
An unusual sound disturbs the quiet. Do you listen or not? Do you hope to hear it again or is the disturbance of no matter? Do you unravel its mystery or does nothing resonate within you long enough for it have impact?
Who drew the line in the sand? To what end? Who placed the stone on another? To what end? Who disturbed the quiet? To what end?
Who did what doesn't matter. What matters is that you see, think and listen. Only then do you speak. Only then will your words count- they will resonate inside and they will impact.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
We've spoken about seeing and hearing, but
speaking, in my opinion, is the worst of the three.
Speak No Evil!!!!
Or we are as bad as every warmonger out there.
We must be examples, particularly to the youth,
so they will grow up with wisdom and compassion
and become the clear voices of the future.
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Your friends and family should not hear words of judgment and prejudice from you- lead by example. If everyone everywhere hears only peace, compassion and understanding, our world will be a better place.
It starts with me and you and your best friend, your father, my daughter....
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Have a positive attitude, look at the bright side, see the good first, that is what we tell ourselves, and just maybe it will spread and change the world. It doesn't quite work that way. We may change our environment, to be sure, but how is that ever enough to aid Planet Earth and all her people?
See no evil...and it doesn't exist. Many think that way, and that can never be acceptable.
I have no answers, but the hope that many of you out there will stop to think twice before accusing friend or stranger of something untoward, or that you might have compassion for those caught in the grip of a situation not their making, rather than switch the channel, is a step. A very small step, but add it to the attitude that can change your environment and then go forth and help others to change theirs...and just maybe the winds of change will blow stronger.
Seeing no evil is never acceptable. Seeing starts with every one of us. Change starts in every one of us. Please look around you.