,The kind of acceptance that the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop were advocating is not passive. It is powerful. It does not deny the importance of taking life seriously and working hard to change what needs changing, to redeem what needs redemption. “You must not hate those who do harmful things, “ the Dalai Lama has explained. “The compassionate thing is to do what you can to stop them—for they are harming themselves as well as those who suffer from their actions.”
This paragraph reminds me so much of what is happening in our world today. Hatred and conflict, when in all actuality, it is fear. Fear of the unknown. Lack of faith.
I love how the Dalai Lama and Archbishop advocate not being passive. Yes, speaking your truth is powerful, and it is healing. If you find something or someone your heart is telling you needs changing, remembering that we have no control over people, places or things, you can either speak your truth or accept things as is.
Speaking your truth does not have to be done in a cruel, personal, or vindictive way. As a matter of fact, those mannerisms accomplish nothing but more cruelty and revenge. Being level headed, speaking your truth and why, being open to others’ opinions is one way we can start to make the world a better place. That is the only way we can grow, and learn, and be part of the whole we call humanity.
With the upcoming election coming up in a few months, we shall be experience many negative campaign ads. I don’t know about you, but those candidates are an instant turn-off to me. Rather than bashing the other, how about sharing your qualities and attributes? Just my opinion.
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