Why We Exist
The word “listen” and “silent” comprise the same letters; they are simply rearranged. Today, in our world with such chaos, there are few listeners, but many talkers. What we need to do today is to cultivate the habit of listening to others–listening to different points of view, different opinions.
We think too much. Ninety percent of our stress comes from over-thinking. Can we take a few moments of silence and then look at any incidents with a clear mind? If we can create this habit, we can resolve many conflicts that we have in our lives.
This attitude to listen to others’ point of view is essential.
Can we make a world that is more compassionate? Compassion is already in us. It’s the stress that overshadows the compassion. Remember the flood in Calgary in 2013? So many people came forward to help out. We all have the element of human value within us, that chord of compassion, of valuing life, if that is touched, anything is possible.