Long ago, I read a book that gave two principles that have guided my life.
1) Self-Responsibility - I am 100% responsible for my thoughts and actions (So is everyone else for their own thoughts and actions). I can always choose again.
2) Loving Allowance (Compassion). This is choosing to see that everyone is always doing the best they know at any given moment. If they knew better, they would do better. It might give me a charge to get fired up and blame someone or something, but it is easier on me if I don't. This loving allowance extends to me, too.
- 5/2/2011 8:36:23 AM