Relating To Our Needs

If we are willing to listen, people will tell us what they need from us.  Their needs are often quite different from their wants.  Wants are much easier to express, but they tend to be superficial manifestations of our needs.  Needs run deep and they are usually buried far beneath the distractions of daily life,…

Deceived by Righteousness

The problem with righteous anger is that it is still anger.  Anger is a toxic state that destroys us from within before it destroys everything we care about.  It is not some finely tuned weapon that can be safely directed only toward whomever or whatever we are angry at without causing collateral damage.  It is…

A Generous World

If we want to live in a generous world, we must live generously ourselves. This does not necessarily mean giving more than what we have or are capable of giving. It simply means that we should give what we can to others with regards to our time, attention, and goodwill. We must be willing to…

Guided By Compassion

As soon as we lose our compassion for one another, we lose our humanity.  Compassion is what separates us from the animals.  Of course, we do not need compassion to have intellects or free will, but these are wasted without it.  Without compassion, we are not much more than overly intelligent beasts determined to destroy…

True To Self

It does not serve us to be apologetic for being ourselves.  Our tastes, preferences, attitudes, and beliefs, as long as they are not harmful to others, should be accepted and embraced as those things that make us uniquely who we are.  The same is true for the things, people, and experiences that do not resonate…