You are me, and I am you
Isn't it obvious that we "inter-are"?
You cultivate the flower in yourself,
so that I will be beautiful
I transform the garbage in myself,
so that you will not have to suffer
I support you,
you support me
I am in this world to offer you peace,
you are in this world to bring me joy
- Thich Nhat Hanh
When I get mad I'm no good. I remember how I used to get mad thinking about how they murdered Noble Red Man and those other great leaders - Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Big Foot, and all the others. I was a young man, hot-headed. My anger got the best of me. I couldn't think right. I said, "I'm going to get back at them every way I can." And I did. You'd probably do the same thing. My wife finally came to me. She said, "Don't do that anymore. You're going to get killed. And besides, it's wrong."
So I stopped. I tried peace instead.
Peace is harder, but it's the better way.
Wickedness lays heavy on the soul.
If you want to fly with the eagle, you can't be wicked.
- Noble Red Man
Our task for the future lies in accepting and exploring what it means for each individual to be a member of a universal community. The human brain is a hologram of the universe, a microcosm of the macrocosm. To know, feel and experience this identity with the whole of human life is the purpose of human life, and the ultimate source of our hope.
- Sam Keen, The Future of Evil