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First Sign of a Storm

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FIRST SIGN OF A STORM

Tolerance of others is silent criticism.

Tolerance of one’s own tendency to be critical of others is much more difficult.

Tolerance of one’s own difficulties in becoming self-tolerant is a little closer to forgiveness.

Depression knows no such logic. At first sign of a storm get with people, never with a single person unless that individual is a professional therapist.

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Leadership. A Love Story

Lee Broom

Overheard in an Alley

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Voice One: The guy with the hair; what’s his name again?

Voice Two: I forget.

Voice One: They say he’s guilty.

Voice Two: Who says he’s guilty?

Voice One: Everybody.

Voice Two: Really?

Voice One: Yeah, really. So Whaddaya think?

Voice Two: About what?

Voice One: Is he guilty?

Voice Two: Who? The guy with the hair?

Voice One: Yeah.

Voice Two: Guilty of what?

Voice One: I don’t know, actually. It must be something awful.

Voice Two: Why do you think that?

Voice One: Well, because; He won’t defend himself.

Voice Two: Did he say why?

Voice One: It didn’t make much sense, come to think of it.

Voice Two: Okay, but what was it; what’d he say?

Voice One: Something about turning his head or something like that?

Voice Two: Could it have been about turning the other cheek?

Voice One: Cheeks, yeah. Turn the other cheek. That was it. Whaddaya think he
meant?

Voice Two: Well you were there. What did you think?

Voice One: Beats me.

Voice Two: Then why do you think he’s guilty? You don’t know what he’s guilty
of but you think he’s guilty. He doesn’t defend himself and you seem
to think that this is evidence of his guilt. And now that you’ve heard
his reason for not defending himself, you don’t know what he means
but you still think he’s guilty?

Voice One: Everybody else does.

Voice Two: What he said was that when someone wrongs us or metaphorically
slaps us across the cheek that it is better to turn our cheek and let
the offender slap the other cheek than to have our revenge with him.
His reason appears to be that it is better for only one person to suffer
than two.
And you know yourself that when you argue with someone it is rare
for anyone to come out on top.

Voice One: Well, I still think he’s guilty.

Voice Two: Why’s that.

Voice One: Because, Silly; everybody knows he’s guilty.

Voice Two: And that’s it?

Voice One: What can you expect from a guy like that?

Voice Two: A guy like what?

Voice One: Well ask anyone; everybody knows he was born in a barn.

remove bad behavior?

 

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Does God actually remove bad behavior? Wouldn’t that be like expecting God to participate in some kind of weird suicide?

Since God is said to be the source of all Love doesn’t it make more sense that by accepting this Love that life will seem better?  Isn’t this how we heal?

Living creatures are destructive. The God of my understanding is Kind, Loving and Forgiving and as such accepts us as we are…if there is a God.

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THE JOURNEY THE SEARCH THE DISCOVERY

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THE JOURNEY THE SEARCH THE DISCOVERY

 

The journey to superiority reveals no truth.

The search for proof serves only the seeker.

Those who teach, learn little.

Those who encourage others to learn have taken steps toward peace, knowledge and self-respect.

Those who seek power over others enslave themselves.

In order to experience love one must love one’s self.

In order to love one’s self one must know self-respect.

In order to respect one’s self one must be willing to serve others with no expectation of reward.

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First Sign of a Storm

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Tolerance of others is silent criticism.

Tolerance of one’s own tendency to be critical of others is much more difficult.

Tolerance of one’s own difficulties in becoming self-tolerant is a little closer to forgiveness.

Depression knows no such logic. At first sign of a storm get with people, never with a single person unless that individual is a professional therapist.

From Leadership. A Love Story
By Lee Broom