“Sinning” doesn’t make us bad, unclean, dirty, or unworthy. It simply increases our separation, and therefore makes us unhappy.
As long as we have someone else or some circumstance to blame, we don’t have to take responsibility for our choices, our pain, and our lives.
Even our worst enemies don’t deserve to be blamed, shamed, or punished. For they are just like us, and what we all need is to be respected and loved.
We often don’t see how our actions harm others. But it’s much easier to see when we take a step back and view things more objectively.
All too often we’re so eager to go out and change the world when the world is nothing but a reflection of our collective hearts.
By seeing our enemies as being just like us and sending them loving-kindness, we soften and open our hearts to forgiveness and the connection we yearn for.
The depth you’re willing to descend determines the height you’re able to achieve.
The width of the gap between stimulus and response, and our subsequent power to choose, is entirely dependent on our conscious awareness of it.
Genshai is more than a recognition of and respect for the greatness in each of us. It is a commitment to truly BE great.
Shouldn’t our most conscious and gracious love, our most compassionate service be applied first and foremost to the ones closest to us?