Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

I Am Offended By Your Offense

Posted: October 28, 2015 in Challenge
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pair-707500_1280I really wonder what has happened to this country of ours.  We are offended by everything.  Not only that, when we find something offensive we find it our duty to be loud and voice it to the world.  We have to make other fit into our idea of what is right and what people should do.  The world must be bland and vanilla so as not to offend anyone.  For only then will those who find fault with difference be happy.

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The Dalai Lama tells us “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”  Compassion is the basic building block for a happy and healthy life.  Without it we go through life with a fear of the world.  We see others as out to get us.  Any mistake made was an intentional shot at us or a blow to knock us down.  We don’t see other as having good intentions.  it is this thought that causes us to lash out, to hurt others before they can hurt us.

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