In this world there will always be some people who, for whatever constellation of reasons, need to tear down others in order to feel okay about themselves. There will always be people that cross our paths to criticize us and to attempt to dump a chunk of their own lostness, brokenness, and negativity upon us.
Civilization’s Cornerstone: Kindness – from the book “Triumph From Failure: Lessons from Life for Business Success” by Alistair McAlpine and Kate Dixey
Kindness is the fuel of civilization, politeness and courtesy its etiquette, its formalities, and dignity its aim. Civilization is about responsibility for your own actions, and it is about tolerating other people’s actions. One person trying to accept another’s habits is the essence of civilization. Kindness typically reserved for the home and loved ones can [...]
We all know that death is inevitable eventually. This reality is one that is not always easy to hold in our consciousness. So much harm is done, however, in attempts to deny this fixed truth. If we deny the reality that life is not infinite and live as if it won’t ever end we can [...]
It is truly a great cosmic paradox that one of the best teachers in all of life turns out to be death. No person or situation could ever teach you as much as death has to teach you. While someone could tell you that you are not your body, death shows you. While someone could [...]
Dogs are the gateway of promise that hold out so many lessons. Chief among those lessons would be the choice and ability to humbly make peace with our own knowing, our own instinct, our own inherent God-given Grace and spirituality in the service of a reverential and respecting bountiful benevolent unconditional love.
And to my late Dog, Mandy, who shared her splendid serendipitously synchronistic life attuned to my unfolding soul from April 17, 1996 October 28, 2006 Thank you, Mandy, for the legacy of your loving lessons. Lessons that continue, even now, in and through the grief. A job well done my friend. You will always be missed.