Archive for February, 2014

Fairness and Justice

February 22, 2014

Until you have been through a situation where you have faced an absolute injustice, it is difficult to understand that the world is not built upon fairness. We are so nieve. We think ourselves so powerful. We need to become more wise. The world is not set up upon the principle of fairness in practice. Otherwise, people wouldn’t be able to stick their foot in their mouth; decide between right and wrong; feel jealousy. The world is set up so that people can hurt and harm one another. This does not mean they are not responsible for the wrongs that they commit. It just means that they have a choice. If they make a bad decision and treat another with injustice, they will someday know this, and feel shame. It doesn’t matter if it is in this world or the next. They will know all that they have done. And by that time, it is too late to make amends.

If you are the one wronged, you have the choice to live with anger, or live with acceptance of the Will of God working in the world. If you are able to release the anger, then a greater good comes from it. You understand walking through the pain; you feel closer to God; and you accept, that no matter how people treat you, whether it is fairly or unjustly, what matters is living with integrity. And that is something that no one anywhere has the power to take from you. That is between yourself – and God. There is only One who I am in this world to please. That is all I am responsible for, that is all I have the power to control, and that is all that matters.

“Bring thyself to account each day, ere thou art summoned to a reckoning. For death, unheralded, shall come upon you, and you shall be called to account for thy days.” — Baha’u’llah.

 

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Thomas Edison quote

February 17, 2014

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

The hardest thing

February 17, 2014

The hardest thing is when you know you’ve done a good job, you have validation you’ve done a good job, you have touched lives and held to a standard of excellence, and it doesn’t matter. People can judge you just because they want to. They don’t have to explain it, & you are left in the dark, end of story. Nobody understands this unless they’ve been through it. Otherwise, they still hold to the mistaken impression that the world operates on fairness.

burning bush

February 13, 2014

burning bush

happy

February 11, 2014

happy