Community - Getting Started
Life is fragile. We are all susceptible to illness, to fear, and finally to death. No one is exempt. Often we think that we are alone in facing life's hurdles and challenges, so we feel inferior. When we learn to see that we are all interconnected and share the same fate, we can learn to see that we are enough. Deep understanding and compassion can help us to face and manage our fears.
We don't have to feel inferior, weak, or alone. Start with yourself. Look deeply at your fears, hurts, and angers. Understand your emotions and fears with compassion, then use this understanding to connect with others
We do not need to be perfect or superhuman to live this life, but we should not try and face it alone. With a community, we are enough. We need not wait on someone else to choose us or to save us. We all have the power within to start, to reach out, to build a community. There are no valid excuses.
What will you do to ease the suffering in this world? Will you start with yourself and look at your fears and wounds so that they may be healed? Will you have compassion and forgive yourself for your mistakes? Will you use compassion, understanding, and wisdom to transform fear into love? Will you reach out to help someone or simply be there to share and understand their pain? Will you swallow your pride and ask for help or compassion if you need it? Will you share in what it really means to be human?
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Posted by Dan Garner