Saturday, January 30, 2016



+ The spirit of liberty is the spirit of not being too sure you are right.
 – Judge Learned Hand

+ This has been one of my favorite quotes for a long time.  We need to have beliefs, values, opinions and loyalties.  No doubt about it.  But we keep running into people with different beliefs, values, opinions and loyalties, don’t we? When they differ from ours, are they always wrong?  I don’t think so. 

Trust the process. Be as open and tolerant and accepting as much as you can as you relate to others.  Listen.  Share.  Listen.  Share.  Listen.  Share. 

It is likely that at least some of your beliefs, values, opinions and loyalties will change as the result of sincere and authentic contact with people who differ from you.  Isn’t this a good thing?  Isn’t variety the spice of life?  Isn’t diversity a gift? 

It is good to share your beliefs, values, opinions and loyalties as long as it is done with great humility and acceptance of others.  That traditional taboo against speaking about sex, politics and religion has some merit since misunderstanding is likely when people speak without humility.  But society needs honest conversation about these things.  Humility makes it possible for us to speak about difficult topics in a way which builds trust.  Don’t be afraid to be who you are.  Let others know you want them to be who they are.  We are creating a more compassionate society through these practices.  This is so important. 

Spirituality and Practice offers a wonderful 12s gallery of images and quotes on Humility

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