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Frank Gaude'

You got it, now let us live it.

woodsong

"Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love."

Even when it comes to the inner struggle. "Resist not" has it's advantages!

Compassion leads to compassion, love to love, intimacy to truth...

Frank Gaudé

What happens? Heaven on earth, while still in the body.

Matthew 5:38 "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." "Overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21)", falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

Rejection does not lead to compassion; compassion leads to compassion and rejection leads to rejection.

carol woodsong

"... where influences are to the liking."

Resist not. What happens when we stop resisting (influences, emotions, habits, etc.) and start seeing that which is really present?

Frank Gaudé

Influences are all around us. The old saying goes that we become what we resist. Now it is clear that the more tolerant we are of the ways of others the better our life will be. If one is unhappy in one's environment then one should do something about it. We all have choices, one way or the other. Like begets like, is another old saying. So move into a place, mental and physical, where influences are to the liking.

carol woodsong

Tanzen, i find your comments interesting. I've been recently exploring how everything in this world effects us, so profoundly! My work with youth, most of whom come from isolated Indian Reservations, has given me a different perspective. Without exception the youth i work with from the reservations are gifted artists, and relate differently to people-- more open, more kind (and these are the kids who've been "in trouble"!). Most have lived a majority of their lives without electricity, without books, without the English language. It is such a gift to me to have a glimpse of their being-- so REAL! What do we, of the domiunant culture, teach our youth? How can we learn from others? -woodSong

Frank Gaudé

A correction of facts; from Andy Ronnie's TV program, 60 Minutes on CBS: the FCC allows 60 minutes of commericals for every three hours of programming. TV goes the way of the print media with their ads. It used to be, less than ten years ago, that the publishers permitted up to 50% of a page to be ads. But now in our local papers many pages are 90% to 100% ads.

Frank Gaudé

Norman points mainly to what so many commericals are doing to our children and their attention span. Wonder what these folks will be like when they are fully physically grown.

Eric Steed

I believe, and this comes in part to my having served on Madison Avenue for some time in my youth, that this relates to the attention span of the adult .....

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