General Interest News & Articles
No one is wrong.
At most someone is uninformed. If I think someone is wrong, either I am unaware of something, or that person is. So unless I want to play a superiority game, I had best find out what she or he is looking at. "You're wrong" means "I don't understand you" - I'm not seeing what you're seeing. But there is nothing wrong with you, you are simply not me and that's not wrong."
- Hugh Prather -
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith" The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?" The old Cherokee simplied replied, "The one you feed."
- Unknown Person -
Recommended ReadingsChodron, Pema (1991). The wisdom of no escape: And the path of lovingkindness. Boston, MA: Shambhala.
Chodron, Pema (1997). When things fall apart: Hard advice for difficult times. Boston, MA: Shambhala.
H.H. Dalai Lama & Cutler, H.D. (1998). The art of happiness:A handbook for living. NY: Riverhead Books.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1994). Wherever you go, there you are. New York, NY: Hyperion. Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2005). Coming to our senses. New York, NY: Hyperion.
Salzberg, Sharon (1995). Lovingkindess: The revolutionary art of happiness. Boston, MA: Shambhala.
Tolle, Eckhardt (1999). The power of now. Novato, CA: New World Library
Williams, Mark; Teasdale, John; Segal, Zindel & Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2007). The mindful way through depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. NY: The Guilford Press.
R. Hanson, Ph.D. (2011). Just One Thing. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press
Thich Nhat Hanh. Peace is Every Step. NY: The Guilford Press.