By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also
Thomas Browne, Sr.
The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
~ Henry David Thoreau
I like this.
Steph, Makes good sense.
I found this compelling quote at your recommended site:
Peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice.
-- Harrison Ford, "Air Force One"
Awesome quote Loren!
This quote is so evocative I went digging for more information. I ran across this site that evokes powerful images of the Irish conflict and solutions that may be working. The writer used this quote in a longing for peace.
Isn't that a fantastic site Joan! I just love it. I go there all the time to look at quotes.
I am not a Buddhist either, even as some of the teachings helped me sort out and offer options I had not thought of. My problem is the mysticism that comes with the package, the magic and supernatural that can be explained as having other causes or were fabricated in the minds of humans. My experience with Buddhists is that some of them are as bad as Christian, Muslim, Jewish in their story telling. I like stories, but to give an imagined story to explain natural phenomenon seems over the edge.
Wow, this really took off without me!
I'm sorry it seems like I ditched you all -- I promise I did no such thing! My Internet wasn't being agreeable, you see...