Daily Dose for the Mind

If you want revenge because your feelings are hurt, all you can see is your own suffering. But if you calm yourself and look more deeply, you will see that the person who hurt you is suffering, too. In the chambers of our heart, we have two tenants living side by side: Adolf Hitler and Mother Teresa. When we are overcome by insecurity and fear we feel the inner workings of Hitler. When we are in touch with love and connection, we hear the gentle voice of Mother Teresa.

We lose interest in movies or TV series in which good characters are always good and bad ones are always bad. This does not match up to reality. No person is always good or bad.

“No person can be found
Who has been, is, or will be
Only criticized
Or only praised.”
—THE DHAMMAPADA*”

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a great reminder. People are so much more complicated. Even the two examples you gave were not exact representations of good and evil. They, too, were human. As Whitman wrote, “We contain multitudes.”

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    1. GS says:

      Yes we are all humans with both poles within us.

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  2. malaikamuses says:

    Realising this swallowing criticism becomes easy.🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Yup it helped me as well 🤗

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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