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Thoughts on Forgiving Those Who Aren't Sorry

Hold others to the same standard that you hold yourself. Unless they're children or mentally disabled, expect other people to behave, or at least try to behave, as ethically as you do, or at least try to. If you forgive them for doing something that you would not forgive yourself for doing, you are claiming that you are their superior. If they do something to you that any reasonable person would know is wrong, but they refuse to apologize to you, they are telling you that they consider themselves your superior, and they don't respect you. Read more

 

How We're Wired

People don't move into action because of statistics. They move because of their hearts. We're hardwired with empathy neurons, billions of them, and human beings are evolutionarily programmed to help one another.

- Rivera Sun Read more

 

From Darkness to Paradise

I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.

- Friedrich Nietzsche Read more

 

Friendship

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.

- Helen Keller Read more

 

Self Acceptance

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

- John Lennon Read more

 

True Forgiveness

True forgiveness is when you can say "thank you for that experience."

- Oprah Winfrey Read more

 

Embrace Change

Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

- Elon Musk Read more

 

Calculated Favour Trading

Networking. Win-Win. Mutual benefit. You scratch my back and I scratch yours. Let’s not mistake any of these concepts with the essence of true friendship.

Calculated favour-trading isn’t always evil. But its spirit lives on a different planet than that of a truly good friendship. Read more

 

Family

Family is people you want to spend time with. Read more

 

Opening Space for Consciousness to Arise

If you understand that the inappropriate behavior of your children is a call to increased consciousness on your part, you are able to view the opportunities they afford you to grow differently. Instead of reacting to them, you look within yourself and ask why you react. In the asking, you open a space for consciousness to arise.

- Dr. Shefali Tsabary Read more

 

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