Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
I am a stand for authentic communication…. For completing our past – and not carrying guilt or challenge from one day to the next.
One of the key messages from every Religion or Spiritual Master is about Living in the moment. If you practice only one spiritual discipline, I’d recommend this be it — DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING… Be where you are… Say what you mean and mean what you say… Don’t make assumptions about what someone else means or even what Life may mean… You MAKE IT ALL UP… IT doesn’t really mean Anything!! It’s better to live in the I don’t know….
An old Hasidic rabbi crosses the village square every morning on his way to the temple to pray. One morning, a large Cossack soldier, who happened to be in a vile mood, accosted him, saying, “Hey Rebby, where are you going?” And the rabbi said, “I don’t know.”
This infuriated the Cossack. “What do you mean, you don’t know? Every morning for twenty five years you have crossed the village square and gone to the temple to pray. Don’t fool me. Who are you, telling me you don’t know?”
He grabbed the old rabbi by the coat and dragged him off to jail. Just as he was about to push him into the cell, the rabbi turned to him, saying: “You see, I didn’t know.”
Make no assumptions – treat every experience as NEW – because it is – and when it comes to people – allow them to be new everyday as well.
I found this tidbit from George Bernard Shaw and thought it most appropriate. He wrote, “The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measure anew each time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect them to fit me.” It’s Always possible to have a NEW THOUGHT