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Pain gets a bad rap. We all experience pain of one form or another throughout the course of our lives. The source may be at any level: mental, emotional, physical, subtle energetic, even spiritual.
When tweens or teens push our buttons and we automatically react in anger, we tend to make a family situation worse. But when we can stop and ask ourselves "What does my child need right now?" we have a better chance of responding with clarity, compassion and understanding. That kind of thoughtful response will likely improve a parent-teen relationship.
The terror of genocide is not necessarily an inevitable human outcome. We must learn from the mistakes of our past, rather than repeat them. As long as we teach our children about the horror of the Holocaust, there is hope that it will never happen again.
Life is tragic, exciting, wonderful, and terrifying - all at the same time. Yet our journey through the passage of time allows us to act in ways that benefit others. Time is the fire in which we burn. We have only one chance to act wisely with each fleeting moment. Compassionate behavior is superior to repentance. Selflessness overcomes egoism. Tolerance surpasses hatred and fear. Contentment is a gift that each of us can control. It is achieved, paradoxically, by making others happy.
Why am I here? What should I do? Where should I go? With whom? What will happen when I am gone? Why is there so much pain? What is the meaning of life?
Have you ever seen a man or woman that animals loved? One of my great uncles could walk up to any animal and it would receive him. He was well known as a horse expert and was called by farmers and ranchers all over the south to evaluate animals to help determine value.