Don’t take it personally…

Empire State Pigeon

The struggles you go through, the injustice and inefficiencies you see around you, the inconsistencies you find in the character of people, it’s all part of the collective human evolution. Don’t take it personally, don’t be judgmental. Be kind and considerate, be hopeful… do all you can to improve things and solve issues, and sometimes when it’s required to take a strong stance, be strong… but never give in to cynicism.

(Photo by ZeroOne)

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Prejudice…

“Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.”

— Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks, p. 20.