I set three intentions in my life a while back:
- Every morning when I wake up I have two choices. I choose to be in a good mood. It may not last the whole day however, it makes my day a whole lot easier.
- Tolerance is bullshit. To tolerate someone is, to me, an insult. To tolerate someones religion, or race, or culture is sheer crap. I practice acceptance. I accept people for who they are. For what they believe. We as people don’t always have to agree, but acceptance and respect moves us all a little closer to understanding one another.
- I treat people the way I want to be treated. They may not reciprocate, but that is no reason for me not to treat people with basic human respect, dignity, and love. I’m not perfect and yes sometimes it’s a struggle (depending on who you are dealing with) but, it is my intention none the less and everyday it gets easier and easier.
At the end of my correspondences I always end off with the Sanskrit salutation “Namaste”. It has many means depending on how and where it is used. One of the most common meanings is:
“I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.”
I really do adhere to this. It is my way of reaffirming that their is a connection between people and reminding them that our perceived differences, are just that.
Namaste My Friends.