in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with
through people. Every dollar we will ever earn must come
The person we love, and with whom we want to
spend the rest
of our life,
is a human being with whom we must
interact. Our children
each different from
any other person who ever lived.
And what affects
is our attitude--the loving kindness they
see and feel whenever
are around them.
If you'll begin to develop and maintain an attitude
that says yes to life
and the world, you'll be astonished at the
changes you'll see.
love this passage because of its focus on the other people
in our lives, even the people who we don't truly recognize
as part of "our" worlds. But the fact is
that our lives are inextricably linked to other human
beings, and we do have an effect on them. If a
stranger greets us and we hurry by without acknowledging the
greeting, we have a negative effect on that person, if only
for a few moments. If we say hello and continue on our
way, we've acknowledged that person's existence and had a
positive effect. And what we give to the world of
course comes back to us.
we spread loving kindness? There are many who say that
this is our ultimate goal on this planet--to spread loving
kindness to our fellow human beings. And when we are
able to accomplish this goal, we find that our lives are
transformed in the process, and we're no longer so strongly
focused on things and negative thoughts and feelings, but
we've become truly happy, content human beings who love life
people will discourage you, often unintentionally. But
what do we do with that discouragement? Do we take it
to heart and allow it to stop us from reaching our ultimate
goal of spreading love, or do we polish it up and put it on
a shelf with the rest of our discouragements, and move on
with our lives, continuing to work towards our goal?
all know the right answer, whether we practice it or
not. If we do learn to practice it faithfully, though,
we'll be astonished at the changes we'll see. Trust
Earl on this one!