Monday, May 16, 2011

high road

Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace.

Dalai Lama

This is what I call taking the high road.

I do try...even though I don't always succeed.

Taking the high road doesn't mean avoiding conflict or sweeping difficulties under the road. For me, it is about facing reality, feeling my feelings, and still being compassionate to the one with whom I am out of sync.

No one ever said the high road is an easy path.


Susan O'Neil said...

So true and so hard to do.

kario said...

I think the even higher road is the knowledge that, at times, we can all be the "foolish, selfish" person while at others, we are the wise ones. So maybe we are all just people who can be selfish and foolish sometimes and wise and loving other times.

In any case, compassion and understanding are always the best approach.

Deb Shucka said...

Anyone who says it's an easy path hasn't actually travelled it. Compassion and understanding, yes, starting with ourselves (always).

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