Everyone has a kernel of goodness within – everyone, even the meanest people. We are products of our environment. Harsh environments produce harsh responses. We distinguish between the person and the actions. Thus respect and compassion for everyone is important. This does not mean we have to agree, or even be passive. We can resist and we must resist when there is harm, while maintaining respect for the person, the potential goodness inside of the person.
There is a movement afoot. It is a nonviolence movement recognizing black peoples’ innate rights to freedom, equality, and justice, just like anybody else. But it is deeper than that. It is genuine respect and […]
Particularly in the present chaotic crazy current political environment it is easy to become disillusioned. This is true in the US, in Hong Kong, now in India, and elsewhere throughout the world. We feel powerless […]
Be bold. Be decisive. Be kind. Be understanding. Give the benefit of the doubt to the other. Respect yourself. Respect others. Remember there is a big world out there filled with living beings like our […]