Notifications
Clear all

Be The Change


Mountaineer
Posts: 861
Topic starter
(@mountaineer)
Prominent Member
Joined: 11 years ago

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative within yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
--- Lao Tzu

8 Replies
amy green
Posts: 2258
(@amy-green)
Noble Member
Joined: 16 years ago

Nice vision....not sure it is entirely possible though to "elimiate all that is dark and negative within yourself" - are even saints flawless? Something to strive for perhaps.

To eliminate the suffering in the world I suggest requires a combination of compassion and the ability to make substantial donations!

Reply
Crowan
Posts: 3429
(@crowan)
Famed Member
Joined: 12 years ago

Why complicate life with these dichotomies - dark/light, negative/positive?

Reply
amy green
Posts: 2258
(@amy-green)
Noble Member
Joined: 16 years ago

Why complicate life with these dichotomies - dark/light, negative/positive?

Dichotomyies or real facets of self? Of course there are shades of grey in the mix also. I can distinguish when I am being negative or positive.

Reply
amy green
Posts: 2258
(@amy-green)
Noble Member
Joined: 16 years ago

Reply
Crowan
Posts: 3429
(@crowan)
Famed Member
Joined: 12 years ago

To everyone (including yourself) - a good example. May as well try for it all the time.

Reply
amy green
Posts: 2258
(@amy-green)
Noble Member
Joined: 16 years ago

To everyone (including yourself) - a good example. May as well try for it all the time.

Of course...but then I am mindful!

For most people, my guess is that it would be something they could try and attempt
at this time of year.

Everyone includes yourself...right?

Reply
Energylz
Posts: 16599
Moderator
(@energylz)
Member
Joined: 18 years ago

In a world where duality prevails, many read "everyone" to be "everyone else" and themselves as separate. So clearly indicating that "yourself" is included is appropriate I think.

Reply
Crowan
Posts: 3429
(@crowan)
Famed Member
Joined: 12 years ago

Everyone includes yourself...right?

Yes. I put the 'yourself' in because we don't always think of setting an example to ourselves, and yet that is how change starts.

Reply
Share: