Archive for August, 2018

THE PARADOX of OUR TIMES …

Is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but we have less; We have bigger houses, but smaller families; More conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense; More knowledge, but less judgment; More experts, but more problems; More medicines, but less wellness. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often; We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life; We have added years to life, but not life to years; We’ve been all the way to the moon and back; But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour. We have conquered outer space, but not inner space; We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul; We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice; We’ve higher incomes, but lower morals; We’ve become long on quantity but short on quality; These are the times of tall men, and short character; Steep profits, and shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition; These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces; Of fancier houses, but broken homes; It is a time when there is much in the show window; And nothing in the stockroom. – By His Holiness the Dalai Lama | https://youtu.be/jGKrM-PSYwE

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AUGUST 05, 2018 | Community …

COMMUNITY | “We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. Every child, every person needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be celebrated, honoured, valued and included. Only when all of our weaknesses are accepted as part of our humanity can our negative, broken self-images be transformed, for a community comes about when people are no longer hiding from one another, no longer pretending or proving their value to another.” – Jean Vanier | https://youtu.be/OHx4SyN7UWc