Posted: March 18th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: character trait, conciousness, predjudice | No Comments »
Have you ever met someone that just instantly repulsed you. Not an intellectual repulsion, but one from your core? Many times I have found that what is really upsetting me about the person is just a reflection of a character trait which I possess. A trait which I do not like or may not want to acknowledge I actually have.
As difficult and as infrequent as these interactions are, I relish them. While I always find it hard to engage these people, it is a personal challenge that is worth undertaking; these experiences provide me with an opportunity to explore a dark part of myself and to hopefully grow beyond it, allowing me to get to know another person, consciously unencumbered my own prejudice.
Posted: March 17th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: compassion, conciousness, empathy, right action, right thought | No Comments »
Some believe that right action advances us to right thought. Others hold that the opposite is true; right thought brings about right action. In either case, the desired end result is achieving a state of both right thought and right action. Or to live a life, where one is more compassionate, more empathetic and more outwardly focused. And perhaps a life, where one is not so invested in an opinion such as the right way or the wrong way to actually live consciously, compassionately and with empathy.