Benevolence is about a whole lot more than just being nice. People can only be dismissive of being here to give if they do not understand the complex nexus of character traits and feelings associated with it.
We have a tendency to indulge in the negative and overlook the positive. If there is any work to be done, it is to try to focus on the positive.
The degree to which the average transaction in a market reflects the intention to do what is just is the degree to which we have a healthy economy that does not need to be managed.
We carry our biographies around with us everywhere we go. Sometimes however small events take place that allow us to examine these biographies of ours.
So, why do we turn against those that have shown benevolence to us and given us a hand up?
My 13-year-old nephew is what Carlos Castaneda calls my petty tyrant.
After my open heart surgery they kept me sedated for another 24 hours. In the process of coming slowly awake my first awareness was of an almighty thirst.
Forgiveness is like stopping smoking. One can vainly struggle with it, but sometimes, when the drive is strong enough, it happens, and we are set free.
Procrastination ends where Gratitude begins.
It is easy for me to say that you should be in awe and gratitude that you get to play on this planet, be it for 80 days or 80 years. Should we though?