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The Prophet speaks…..

July 7th, 2009

Some thoughts on giving by The Prophet – Khalil Gibran (Lebanese artist, writer and poet):

“You often say, ‘I would give, but only to the deserving!’.
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in the pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.”

“Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you.”

Kind of puts giving into a larger perspective, doesn’t it. We give/serve/help as much to increase the quality of our life (and I’ve watered down Khalil’s intent) as to increase the quality of life of those we serve.

And it also keeps me from donning the Judge’s robes to determine who is worthy of my kindness, when their worth has already been decided by another.

more from the Prophet later.

of rhinos and compassion

July 2nd, 2009

I read once that rhinos can only see 30 feet in front of them. But they don’t care what’s at 31 feet – it just better get out of the way! 31 Feet! That has been somewhat of a motto for me as we get One Corner off the ground. I don’t know yet all that’s out there – obstacles, opportunities……We don’t have all the answers. But we do know this – whatever is at 31 feet, better move – because this is happening! Compassion is always a right response and at least one significant answer to much of what troubles this world.

“…the world needs more compassion.”

May 31st, 2009

Someone once approached the Dalai Lama with a desire to learn how to become a Buddhist.  “Don’t become a Buddhist!” , he replied.  “The world doesn’t need more Buddhists.  Be compassionate!  The world needs more compassion.” 

Don’t become a ____________ (insert any religion/label here).  Be compassionate.   Look around you today.  Who in your space needs some intentional compassion?  It’s not always about ‘the other side of the world’.  It starts with seeing what’s in front of you, and acting on that!

Welcome to our new website!

May 16th, 2009

Hi there everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to check out our new website. We’re very excited about the opportunities that are coming up in the next year and are thrilled to have a way to share them with you. I’ll be updating this site both from Canada and from Mexico when I visit my friends down there. I hope that you will all find it in your hearts to work with me so that I can help my “one-corner” of the world.