What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
We’re all people”, he said simply. “It doesn’t matter if you’re two, thirty-two, or ninety-two. Everyone wants to be treated with respect. Everyone wants to feel like they matter in this world.
Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.
It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way
We may always enslave ourselves to mankind if we do not clearly differentiate between showing respect to mankind from pleasing mankind
You don’t have to like a man to respect him.
The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them.
If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain – in time you will move through your pain.
Many people have the confused idea that peace will happen when all the colors in the palette are the same. The actuality of peace is accepting each color’s differences and seeing the beauty each possesses.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.