Compassion

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Kindness vs Greed

Published October 26, 2017 by tindertender

Intestinal crampsAs I sat there in pain, pale as I’ve never seen myself, one says, “Lift your feet, lean back, just sit there for awhile,” while another says, “Are you okay, are you on the clock?

I think on this event as I sit here drinking my morning coffee. The first, is a hard worker, intense and studious to task, she works the land she dwells on and states it is not easy owning property, it requires a lot of hard work, and yet she comes in daily to earn her pay as well. The second, I am told does not really need the money or this job, she comes in as a favor to the owner. While quite nice, (I had believed her to be one of the nicest), yesterdays statement/question leaves me pondering her heart.

Thinking of ‘money’ before the ‘well-being’ of our fellow mates is an awful thing to wear in the heart. Imagine a soul whos only care is what is given, not considering for a moment what is received.

I clock out, every day, and continue to work while I eat my lunch. It has always been this way, I am dedicated to getting the work out in as little time as possible and do not mind giving a little, every day, to see that this happens. It is apparent that my gift of time is not noticed, or seemingly taken into account on this one occasion when I am hit with a surprise, intestinal malady. Twenty minutes is what it took for me to be able to move, the sweating subsided and color returned to face, no longer feeling as though I might pass out.

Actions Speaking TruthIt is these little things which tell the hearts of humanity. The subtle things which can be explained and justified. I am certain the second feels no shame in thinking of money before my health, if she even thinks of the situation at all.

Today, as she walks in cheerily saying good morning, I will return the greeting, yet I know now a little more than before of the inner workings of this one in particulars heart, and it is not something I would choose as friend.

Be observant, notice these things. As you remain cordial, even friendly, beware the hearts that only take, and do not give.

The Heart Speaks

Published October 18, 2017 by tindertender

“Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it – that you are it.”
~ Byron Katie

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“An authentically empowered person is one who is so strong, so empowered, that the idea of using force against another is not a part of his or her consciousness.”
~ Gary Zukav

Wildlife And The Coming Winter

Published September 4, 2017 by tindertender

As fires rage across the lands, as waters overflow onto other portions, let us not forget the animals who are now homeless, whos food supplies have been, and are being, destroyed.

While we assist each other in the best ways we know how, we must also consider the welfare of our beloved wildlife, having compassion for them while they forage for whatever they can fill their bellies with this winter.

My hope is that the answer to their needs will not be to kill them. Compassion need be shared with all life during these times.

Morphing Thought

Published June 16, 2017 by tindertender

Snap, pop … ever hear and feel that when you move? It is a blessing to experience this … it is a statement of living, and proof that life IS still.

It can be easy to spin on the discomfort or pain, and then it becomes even easier to fall into victim-hood … the woe is me point of view. This can morph into bitterness, “Why isn’t this happening to so and so? I’m not as careless” … or whatever one may find themselves saying.

Inner GardenPracticing a grateful response to all of lifes experiences eases the possibility of negatives growing and becoming fertile. It really is true that what ever is watered in our gardens of thought will flourish.

Many of us have experienced moments in life where we find ourselves saying, “I should be dead. How did I survive that?” and yet, we did. And we are still here … there is opportunity to prove that life can be more, get better and shinier … all it requires is effort.

True wealth is not about money or things … it is about the inner garden. What is growing there? How many can this inner stuff feed? What do we have to offer? Here is were sharing comes in.

Inner Garden_1Many of us start out looking to others, or to things, or to title and wage or some other privilege bestowed upon us by someone else. If we are fortunate, we live … and we begin to notice that none of that matters. We understand that no one has more authority over our life than our self. In this scenario, we make choices, moment by moment, we learn, we grow.

Some people want others to believe they cannot function without being told what to do and when to do it. They pay a wage, and then they expect they are owed something in return. In a good system, it is a conscious agreement that is entered of give and receive ~ or give and give, an agreement that can be altered or canceled at any time by either party.

It is all good in freedom ~ when we honor each other.

Without honor, integrity, morals and care, none of it matters. None of it. For love will never grow there, and without love ~ everything is worthless, there is no point of anything, and slavery remains.

 

Wopida: A Global Ceremony of Gratitude

Published February 4, 2017 by tindertender

It is time for humans to act as a unified force of nature, to live life as a prayer of gratitude and service for the Earth and for future generations. It is time for a Global Wopida.

All Faiths, All Nations, One Prayer
World Peace and Prayer Day, June 21st, 2017

Spiritual Physics 101 ~ What’s The Lesson?

Published December 9, 2016 by tindertender

We, the base of this system, drive the train.
Let us stop blaming each other, and start creating a better future.

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