‘WE and THEM’ is the source of all our problems. In and out groups create unhealthy competition, leading to aggression. On the national level to discrimination and exclusion in employment, housing, and opportunity. On the international level this leads to conflicts and war. Differences exist, but on a deeper level they are not meaningful. Survival is meaningful. We all live on this planet together, and must collectively care for it. So far, we are failing, threatening our survival. Young people are frustrated and angry at inheriting a planet that is moving toward destruction leaving much suffering in its wake. To survive we must adopt the attitude of being a member of one human and animal family. We are all brothers and sisters. Only through unity can we solve these pressing problems facing us today. Break down the walls of WE and THEM.
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The bigger the challenge we face, the bigger the opportunity to practice dharma. Observing our habitual reactions is deeply meaningful. Learning how to change is even […]