Forgiveness shouldn’t enable atrocity; it should end animosity
Feb26

Forgiveness shouldn’t enable atrocity; it should end animosity

To know when to forgive, we need to recognize two different needs: ending atrocity and ending animosity.  Ending atrocity:…

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Trying to get even with others gets us at odds with ourselves
Sep01

Trying to get even with others gets us at odds with ourselves

Whenever anyone hurts us, a natural human tendency is to want to get even with them, “The way you have hurt me, I will hurt…

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We may have to fight against others, but we don’t have to be against others
Apr19

We may have to fight against others, but we don’t have to be against others

When we strive to lead a principle-centered life, those who feel that their interests are threatened by our principles …

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Those who bow before the altar of hate can’t bow before the God of love
Mar13

Those who bow before the altar of hate can’t bow before the God of love

Some people, being driven by misdirected religious zeal, become inimical and violent towards others. Such people claim…

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Hate may be an unavoidable emotion, but hatefulness is an avoidable disposition
Sep18

Hate may be an unavoidable emotion, but hatefulness is an avoidable disposition

When some people hurt us and delight in doing so, we may naturally feel anger and hate. Even if such hate is unavoidable, we…

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The heaviest thing to hold is a grudge
Jun12

The heaviest thing to hold is a grudge

When someone hurts us, we may become filled with anger and resentment. Entertaining revenge fantasies, we may hold grudges…

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