Reading some friends’ posts or talking with others who may have a different point of view, and I have to remind myself of this. Thought some others might find it useful too…
Posts Tagged ‘Discipline of Kindness’
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. — Ovid
I love the quote above from the ancient Roman Ovid: He reminds us that for millennia farmers have known that every so often they must allow a field to “rest” or go fallow between plantings.”
This excerpt is from an article published on the Huffington Post (read HERE), a great article on why it is important to let yourself rest, and the overall benefits. I wrote a similar post on Sabbath Rest and referenced a book review (HERE).
It is important to recognize that others are writing about this, right now. We are in a world where the “Go” button is always on. That’s not good. In another study, it was noted that people who worked more than 40 hours per week were actually less productive.
Take notice of these admonishments to rest. You’ll be thanking the authors someday, instead of your doctor, or worse – your mortician!
“It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.” ~Margaret Thatcher
Do you ever think about the possibility that an enemy could eventually be a friend? I know there was a time I didn’t always feel that way. Sometimes when we let ourselves get so set in our ways we tend to lose sight of what’s important: to show kindness to others, to help someone in need, whether the person is a friend or not. And who knows whether your act of kindness could be the beginning of a great friendship?
The Legend of the Two Wolves
An elder was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.” They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old man simply replied, “The one you feed.”
-Paul Keeps Horse
Which one are you feeding?
- Which Wolf Will You Feed? (workthedream.wordpress.com)
- Life Lesson… (sallyallbright.wordpress.com)
- The story of the two wolves: Managing your thoughts, feelings and actions (psychologymatters.asia)