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Handle With Care

“Gentleness indicates greater strength than harshness.”

-Han Shan Deqing

 I wonder if we can solve a lot of our problems by being nicer to each other.

 When I hear things like “People are too sensitive these days”

OR

“That guy got what he deserved” when someone experiences the consequences of bad decisions

 

I just wonder where the compassion is.

 Life is hard. It’s hard for everyone. All of us are facing many challenges throughout our lives. This can be a tough thing to remember. Suffering is the norm in human life. It’s fundamental. It’s not our fault we suffer. Some of our problems are self-inflicted, certainly. But many of them aren’t.

We judge each other harshly. We look down on people who have made different decisions than we made.

We could all soften our tone with each other. We can all be gentle and in this way make our world a slightly better place.

 When someone is terminally ill, you often see a manifestation of kindness. We are generally pretty nice when we know someone is about to die. We respond to them with gentleness and compassion.

 Can we try to apply that the rest of the time?

The world needs more kindness, more compassion, more love.

Can we handle people with care?

I’m interested in trying. Are you?

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Daniel is a Buddhist Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. His background is rooted in the Zen Tradition and he was empowered to teach through the Dharma Winds Zen Sangha. Daniel runs a meditation group in Kansas City called Fountain City Meditation

2 thoughts on “Handle With Care

  1. Daniel, I too am interested in trying. There are so many toxic people around. I have a co-worker who has mood swings. One minute she is happy, the second minute she is angry. I see a lot of pain in her. She also has a tendency to pass it on to others because when she is rude to us, we get angry. There is just so much of this in the world, and it bothers me. I understand that we all have problems, and in some instances there are no easy answers. However, one thing that I know for sure, is that God is real, and prayers work. I have been surprised at how God has skillfully solved a lot of problems in my life, and in the lives of some people around me. God is a miracle worker, but that is usually not his approach. He usually solves problems by creative solutions. He is more of a God of creative solutions, and his help really does work. I am telling you about this, because it really does work. I would strongly suggest that you begin a relationship with the Lord if you don’t already have one, there is a lot of burdens, and only him can heal us. If you already have a relationship with the Lord, that is good, keep praying, believing, and working to deepen your relationship with him.

    God says in Isaiah 41:10
    “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
    Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you.
    I will hold you up with my victorious right hand”.

    If you want to know about God in more detail, you can find further information here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/a-few-things-that-i-have-learned-about-god/ And Here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

    May God’s blessings be with you, Amen. ❤ ❤

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