History repeats itself unless we learn from it and do things differently next time. And if that's not ringing any bells, think about the old cliche, "Insanity means doing the same thing and expecting a different result."
We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
If this issue matters to you, here are the guidelines I'm learning. As you read my suggestions, consider how you're doing or think about what you can do to be more compassionate. They're written in the first person to make them easier to adopt as your own if you wish.
Film, television and theater all require the collaboration of dozens to hundreds of artists. Film and television, however, rely on sound and images, both of which can be digitally created. Theater requires the actor.
Think about that the next time you find yourself trying to rescue yourself or someone else from the consequences of their actions. Learning how to learn from our experiences may be one of the wisest things that we ever do. It sure beats the alternative!
It's all on you for your life and it's all on me for mine. So, what's it going to be next time you end up in a less than desirable situation, are you going to turn inward and take responsibility for how you got there? Or are you going to lash out? The choice is yours, no one else's.
Do you wonder what to do when your child has some puzzling, even distressing behaviors? Do you wonder why he acts the way he does? No need to panic--the key is to find the meaning behind the behavior. If you don't understand it, how in the world can you know what to do?
I feel like you should think about all surrounding circumstances of a child's behavior or actions before you decide on how to approach a situation. My husband is a "react now, feel guilty after thinking about it later" kind of guy.
Darkness The Color of Snow begins one icy cold night, when rookie police officer Ronald Forbert pulls over an old high school chum for speeding. The car is filled with drunken friends, and when Forbert attempts to arrest the driver for DUI, a freakish accident leads to the driver's death.
Of all the virtues, honestly might be the trickiest. As a parent, I can understand the mentality of, "thanks for telling the truth... but you're still in trouble for you bad behavior." Being honest doesn't excuse bad behavior. But should it?
While Mr. Williams' didn't really do anything differently than what we apparently all do every day, his cultural standing amplifies his indiscretion, making his actions seemingly all the more egregious.
I'm only advocating for a world in which -- no matter how many new social media portals open before I'm finished typing this sentence -- we recognize that the bottomless pit into which we throw our words does indeed have a bottom.
I now know if I want to get there that I have to do the things that keep me on course, and I can't do the things that take me off course. Life is expanding. My vision is expanding. I know how to get there -- one step at a time.
I try, not always successfully, to live in integrity with the truth of my experience not because I want to be a good person, but because it's the best thing that I can do for myself. It's the most direct path to my own heart and to the hearts of others.
We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.