Really nice short essay on choosing kindfulness over selfishness, engaging the loving struggle rather than the violent conflict.
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Originally posted on Earthling Opinion:
–by Sharon Salzberg (Mar 15, 2013)
A friend of mine, at the end of a retreat, offered a provocative reflection that intrigued and inspired me. After looking intensively at her inner experience for nine days of meditation and seeing many of her life choices in a brand new light, she commented, “If you really want to be a rebel, practice kindness.” [...]
I think she was absolutely right about kindness and rebellion.
The world may tell us to grab as much as we want, and we might think that the audacity of rebelliousness is to grab even more with impunity, but how about being really radical and questioning how much we need? Conventional wisdom may be that retribution displays strength and can summarily bring an end to conflicts, but how about taking a leap and challenging ourselves to a whole new meaning of resolution based on mutuality and caring? The…
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