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Question what type of life are you livin...one about yourself or one to help? - February 20th 2011, 01:01 PM

can you believe that so many of us walk by others that are hurtin depressed wounded and down and we dont do anything?is this right of us?no why dont we take a stand?we are often to scared,shy,or just simply dont want to.would we want them to treat us this way to walk by us and not say or do anything?no so why do we do it? we really need to do sould searchin and see what type of lives we are livin?are we livin lives that are wrapped around ourselves?or are we livin lives to help others?this is for me as mu as it is for others readin this.we just really need to evaluate ourselves and see what type of lives we are livin.
   
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Re: what type of life are you livin...one about yourself or one to help? - February 20th 2011, 07:47 PM

This is a tough one, since it's not as if we can know what's going on in the heads, hearts, and lives of everyone that we pass...But it's always good to be conscious of how we treat the people we interact with on a daily basis... of everyone we interact with, really. Keeping in mind that you just never know what another person is going through.







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Re: what type of life are you livin...one about yourself or one to help? - February 20th 2011, 08:14 PM

To be in a position to truly benefit others, one must have attained a reasonable degree of peace and balance within oneself. This means, unless you can claim such an attainment already, to help yourself first - it doesn't work the other way around, no matter how much anyone wants to believe so. You deserve to be treated with respect and compassion just as much as any other being does - no more, but no less, either. The ideal way is the balanced way - help yourself, but let that be motivated by the desire to help others. The more stable and at peace you are, the more 'genuine' your attempts to reach out to others will be - unconditional, equanimous.

Unfortunately, most of us are not psychic, no matter how sensitive we are; if someone who is hurting hides it extremely well, and refuses for whatever reason to accept our openness, then what can one do to still benefit them? One can radiate calm and kindness, just by being - an embodiment of such qualities within oneself. Although it is not a direct action, it does have an affect on others, who pick up on it.


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