Thursday, April 22, 2004

The practice of silently watching life from the vantage point of being an observer enables me more clearly to understand events and other people's inner concerns and qualities. We become slower to judge and better able to respond openly and thoughtfully, free from any influence of the situation itself and from subtle pull of my own or another's personality.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Accuracy is not just about doing things perfectly and to a set standard. In spiritual terms, being accurate requires that we are aware of the attitude we need, to create harmony in our relationships. If we can inspire enthusiasm, trust and confidence in those around us, our own self-esteem and ability to get things right will also flourish.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Just for today I will be happy. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime. Just for today.

-- Sybyl F. Partridge

Monday, April 19, 2004

A compassionate person develops an eye for spotting the qualities that make each person special. Even when others are at their lowest ebb, it is possible to help restore their self-belief by keeping a firm, clear vision of their goodness and specialties. By taking a gentle encouraging approach, we must never give up on anyone.

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Maintaining a state of inner calmness protects us from becoming a slave to my emotions. It also helps us to keep a cool head when we see others becoming heated and angry. Coolness is not to be distant and uncaring; rather it requires that we develop the deeply caring nature of a peacemaker and server other in the best possible way.