Do you engage in violence?
Time once again to give thought to points raised by my coaching mentor, Dr. Randin Brons, in his Idea Engineer.
At first blush, this headline evoked an immediate “NO”. Violence is not something I’ve ever really engaged in. Then I reread the articles and quotes, and began to think about what violence really includes.
"It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal." -- Dalai Lama
"There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. ... The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important." -- Eknath Easwaran
“Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.
Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so and your world will transform?
" ... we can no longer afford to throw away even one 'unimportant' day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach
While there's plenty of violence in the world, not many of us engage in violent actions. But are we violent at times with the words we speak? How often do we think vicious thoughts?
We may assume our thinking is an internal matter that has no bearing on the quality of life in the world. Perhaps we need to think again.”
"The ancestor of every destructive action, every destructive decision, is a negative thought." -- Eknath Easwaran
"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." -- Swami Vivekananda
I am sure there have been times when I was violent with the spoken word. I can think of times recently where my thoughts have been violent. Through the process of creative life recovery and applying the principles learned on a daily basis, my mind has been trained to be far less violent on an ascending basis; but this is behavior learned from coaches and put into practice! (

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