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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:39 pm

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We all want to live a happy life, so we have to learn to live together in trust and mutual respect. We do have differences of race, nationality, religious faith and so on, but these differences are secondary in comparison to our equality in being human.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:41 pm

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I don’t like formality. There’s no formality when we’re born and none when we die. In between we should treat each other as brothers and sisters because we all want to live a happy life. This is our common purpose and our right.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:10 pm

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Compassion enhances our self-confidence allowing our marvelous human intelligence to function properly, because fundamentally our mind remains calm. If instead we are angry our analysis will be biased, we won’t see the different aspects of reality. When the mind is calm we can take a holistic view which is more realistic.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby G-Man » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:51 am

Hi Jess. Love these posts. Another time I wish there was a "Like" button option on this site. :idea:
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:34 am

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We can change our minds. We don’t have to give in to anger and hatred. Since compassion and anger cannot co-exist, the more we cultivate compassion the more our anger will be reduced.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:57 am

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What is important is not so much how long you live as whether you live a meaningful life. This doesn’t mean accumulating money and fame, but being of service to your fellow human beings. It means helping others if you can, but even if you can’t do that, at least not harming them.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:08 pm

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I always consider that the shape of the future is in our hands. The past is past and can’t be changed, but the future has not yet arrived. Young people have the opportunity and responsibility to shape it by creating a better world.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:11 pm

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Some people mistakenly conclude that cultivating compassion is all about others’ benefit, whereas the first benefit is to us. Compassion brings us peace of mind. It attracts friends. Friends are based on trust and trust develops when we show concern for others.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:38 pm

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One factor that could contribute to making the 21st century an era of peace would be a wider appreciation of the failure to resolve problems by force. The use of force may control people physically, but it won’t change their hearts and minds. You can only do that on the basis of trust and friendship
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:14 pm

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Peace is not brought about through conflict, but through compassion—creating peace of mind within ourselves. We all need compassion and women can take a lead role in encouraging others to let it flower within them. My own first teacher of kindness and compassion was my mother.
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