Do not think of your faults, still less of others’ faults; in every person who comes near you, look for what is good and strong; honor that; rejoice in it; and as you can, try to imitate it; and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
What insights did you have after imaging yourself as a very young child?
Today’s Quote by Gandhi on Relationships
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation. ~Gandhi
Each time we listen to someone, really listen, we validate that person and his or her story. In doing so, we show great respect for the person. I know it is the way I want to be treated. In this 2 minute YouTube video psychologist Carl Rogers gives us great advice on how to listen.
Do you think you are only one person? Do you often say, “What can I do?” “How can I make a difference?” All it takes is one person, with a courageous heart. One person who sees injustice, evil, or a person who needs healing and acts. It takes persistence and an indomitable spirit. Are you that person? Irena Sendler was that person. Watch the 2 minute YouTube video and you’ll discover what one ordinary person did that was by any measure extraordinary. I know she inspired me. I hope she will touch your heart.