|Interacting with Compassion||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mac Thomson (machappyvalley.com)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 11:05:52 -0600|
> Oh, I remember you...you're Mr. megabucks with all the toys. I hope > you find more of your kind in the Bay Area...that's why I moved away. > > Enthusiastically, > > Loretta > *********** >Loretta, > Grow up > >Cindy Hale, >Duluth, Minnesota *********** I have a problem with the above messages not because they're personal in nature, but because they're divisive. Isn't cohousing all about bringing people together in an atmosphere of trust and cooperation? Statements like these only widen the chasm, they don't build the bridges that we need to bring people together. So let's try to interact in a spirit of compassion so the trust and cooperation can find a safe place to take root. *********** Below is an excerpt from "The Key" which I think is relevant. The book is put out by "A Center for the Practice of Zen Buddhist Meditation" of Mountian View, CA. Our relationship with others is based on liking and disliking. We keep looking for the things we don't like about everything. How it's diffferent from me. How it's "other". How we're separate. "Oh, I'm not like that." "I would never do that." "I don't know how people can be like that!" The obvious conclusion of my judgments is that, of course, my way is better. I am different, better, superior. And that separation causes our suffering. Mac Thomson San Juan Cohousing Mac [at] HappyValley.com Durango, Colorado "Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise." - Samuel Lover --Sent from HappyValley FirstClass BBS 904.246.9255
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