Monday, December 21, 2015

Cellophane Wrapper

Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Congratulations to Mother Teresa who is going to be recognized as a Saint!

Resting right on the side of a busy road.

When the personal experience overlaps with the book learning or theoretical teachings is quite remarkable. The idea of being a hollow flute--how would that really work? I can better understand how when the separation between the three states of being is diminished, add a container without borders full of Love, and remove attachments, one could become an instrument without obstruction. It feels like living as a cellophane wrapper.

Parting advise, "Live from my heart as the guide."  The inner flame is burning brightly, now to step out of the incubator.

An insightful article was sent to me. Women as property. It is the piece I sense as lack of respect, but I wouldn't have been able to identify it as property. Wasn't raised with any ideology around this view. It is the common thread of slavery, sex trade, etc. Insight from the outer world.

Norway Offers Migrants a Lesson in How to Treat Women

A pioneering program seeks to combat sexual violence by helping new immigrants adapt to a society whose sexual norms they may find confusing.

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