It Occurs to Me…

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It seems to me:

We must acknowledge… the balance the Universe insists on… and be thankful.

We must appreciate… the love others share with us… and be grateful.

We must acknowledge… the sacrifice our forebears… have made for us… and know how blessed we are.

We must be able to look at… all the violence and anger around us… and know it cannot enter our hearts… unless we let it.

We must understand… that sometimes the pain caused by others… was not really personal… they are merely living their lives… the best they can.

It is impossible… to seek pleasure through the body… and not expect… to sometimes feel pain.

We should know… the world we perceive… is only a dream…. what we see often reflects… only our own internal frame of reference… the dominant ideas… wishes… and emotions in our minds.

We should understand… that God so loves us all… that He need not forgive us… because He has never condemned us.

First… strive to understand… then ask to be understood…

When someone complains to you that life is hard… Ask… “Compared to what?”

Worse than breaking a promise… is trying to stay true to a promise someone else broke… long ago…

It may seem easier… to build a lie that gets you through the day… than to face the truth that haunts you through the night…

A rule of thumb:… Never put yourself in a position… to be harmed by the truth…

Why is it?… no matter how bad your memory is… we can always remember… the things we wish we could forget…

Nothing makes us look more ridiculous… then the pretense… that we are something… we are not…

We are all going to make our share of mistakes… so stop blaming yourself for being human…

The thief thinks everyone steals.. the cheat thinks everyone cheats… the liar thinks everyone lies… the untrustworthy expects everyone else to be unworthy of trust… People will tell you who they really are… if you pay attention to what they say about others…

Finally… we should take a moment… each day… to appreciate… that no matter how difficult life may be… each new breath we take… is a blessing from God.

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