“When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see them you will see yourself. As you treat them, you will treat yourself. As you think of them, you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in them you will find yourself or lose yourself.”
It is amazing how many quotes written in this and the last century still use the sexist terminology of single genders, I have taken on replacing these words with more appropriate ones that include everyone.
How do you treat your daily encounters with each person? Is it I know what they are like, so I don’t need to listen to what they’re saying or is it what can they teach me today.
How does the world look at our holy encounters, what have we said about it over the generations:
1. This would be an amazing state to be with another person, what could we learn about them?
2. For the better I hope: Change of Heart.
3. I am part of a group called Sunday Assembly, a secular group that gathers once a month and has a service to celebrate life. Our motto’s are Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More.
4. From the 12th Century comes Dante’s contribution, let’s resonate more and more: Soul Kind of Feeling.
5. It is hard to believe that the magnificent lotus begins its journey through mud.
6. The greatest form of holy encounter, and what is more powerful than anything: Love: Beauty and the Beast.
7. It was Martin Luther King day yesterday, I watched a special. It was like every word he spoke was a quote on Love.
8. That’s why I meditate daily , to be alert and awake: Say It Right.
9. Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.
10. I think I am denying it at the moment, the feeling and events will just not go away: Only You.
11. That’s what they read out at your passing, your acts of love not your assets.
12. Too cute not to use: Elephant Love Medley.
13. In the 1950s, Mignon began publishing aphorisms that were later collected in three books, entitled, The Neurotic’s Notebook, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook and The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook. She is known for a number of quotes, among them:
- “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
- “Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.”
- “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”
14. One of the great statements about self holy encounter, Helen Keller live a magnificent life with issues most of us would have given up with: God’s Plan.
15. Another take on the opening quote by Eckhart Tolle.
We decide want we want too see before we see it. We receive what we request “Projection makes Perception”. We can find – and in fact we will find what we look for in life. Our spirit or soul takes responsibility for what we chose to perceive, fear and hate or love and joy> It is up to each of us what path we go down.
Music today is from Cyndi Lauper, Australia’s fabulous Dynamic Hepnotics, Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, Nelly Furtado, a classic oldie by the Platters, Molin Rouge and Drake.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.