What do you see in the world?
A man was considering moving to a town, so he went to visit and when he got there he met a sage and asked- “what are the people like in this town?” The sage responded “What are people like where you come from?” The man paused and then said …”where I come from the people are nasty, rude and unfriendly…” “People are pretty much the same here.” replied the sage….. and the man walked away disappointed. A few days later another man who was thinking of moving to the town came and met the same sage along the way. “What are the people like in this town?” asked the man. “What are people like where you come from?” the sage responded. The man quickly replied, “where I come from the people are nice, friendly and always willing to help out.” “People are pretty much the same here.” stated the sage.
The world is your mirror.
The good you find in others, is in you too.
The faults you find in others, are your faults as well. After all, to recognize something you must know it.
The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well.
The beauty you see around you, is your beauty.
The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.
To change your world, you must change yourself.
To blame and complain will only make matters worse.
Whatever you care about, is your responsibility.
What you see in others, shows you yourself.
See the best in others, and you will be your best.
Give to others, and you give to yourself.
Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful.
Admire creativity, and you will be creative.
Love, and you will be loved.
Seek to understand, and you will be understood.
Listen, and your voice will be heard.
Teach, and you will learn.
Watch this. Really. Worth four minutes . . .
“O God, help me to believe the truth about myself no matter how beautiful it is!” — Macrina Wiederkehr
RSA Animate – Empathic Civilisation
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.