Let Love, Compassion, and Peace Decide You

Something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.

If you allow the anger and the vitriol to win, you eventually become filled with it.

If you allow “Us” vs. “Them” to triumph, we’ll wind up with an unhappy cinder of a world.

Be open to change. Be open to new ideas. It’s the way of our Universe. Nothing, nothing, stays the same forever. Stopping change is impossible. We can only hope to mold it into something more productive and that helps more people.

A really famous guy counseled to walk a mile in the other person’s shoes today. If you do, I promise, you’ll find a sympathetic figure wanting most of the same things you want. If one mile doesn’t get tou there, walk two. If you’re still angry at the person, you haven’t walked far enough.

The sky is a big place for a narrow mind and a closed heart. Let yours be opened from horizon to horizon. See with new eyes.

Yes, something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!

Ray

13 Compassion RayQuotes

Compassion is among the most selfless emotions human beings are capable of. Yet, it’s more than a feeling. It’s something we can put into action in our lives and in the world. It’s the concept that reminds us that, despite our many differences, we are all together here in the same situation. We’re having this challenging human experience on a tiny blue marble spinning around in a vast dark universe.

It manifests in kindness, selflessness, empathy. It changes relationships and it changes the world. Equally importantly, compassion begins with yourself. Having compassion for yourself makes it that much easier to have it for others.

Maybe, just maybe, we can treat each other like tight-knit kin we truly are.

By now you know, that I love coining quotes on topics. I call them Rayquotes. Here are my best 13 on the topic of compassion.

  1. Challenge your blindspots and prejudices to a duel of logic and compassion. Would they survive?
  2. Compassion costs so little and spends so well.
  3. If you look around you today, you will see endless opportunities for compassion.
  4. Sharing stretches our compassion muscles. Compassion stretches our hearts.
  5. Compassion and humanity are the silver lining of tragedy.
  6. The only end to humanity’s long river of tears is an ocean of compassion.
  7. When dogma and duty rule your life compassion is the very first casualty.
  8. When we get too focused on bottom lines we tend to forget THE BOTTOM LINE – people. Compassion has a ROI too.
  9. A mind evolved to treat others fairly and compassionately is superior to a politically correct mind that’s coerced to.
  10. Our world can run on fear and hatred or love and compassion. We the people of this planet must choose.
  11. What we need in our world is a pandemic of compassion, self-empowerment, and true transformation. It must start within!
  12. Compassion’s ROI is measured not on bottom lines, but from the bottom of our hearts.
  13. Passion is powerful, but hollow without compassion. The true hero cultivates both.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are AWESOME!

Have a great Friday!

Ray

Anger Never Heals

As sure as 2+2 does not equal 5, anger + anger never equals peace, contentment, or healing.

We live in a world that’s too often filled with anger. Some have just causes for their anger. Others just have unresolved issues lingering in their lives that cause them to lash out at the world. Still others were never taught other tools for dealing with their feelings beyond anger.

The relative anonymity and distance of social media makes it simple to torch other people, their ideas, and their motives.

Whatever the reasons for the anger or the justifications, the equation still holds. Anger + anger never equals peace, contentment, or healing.

Yet, if you look at many of the forces trying to reshape the world, it is anger that drives them. In a world where facts morph and people need scapegoats for their paradigms to work, it’s easy to see to why.

But I tell you this and say it clearly. No solution to our challenges will be conceived anger or its allies blame, hatred, and violence. The belief that these mindsets can fix a world already drunk on them is delusional.

Because of the immutable equation above, angry mindsets, motives, and ideologies cannot mend and heal an angry world. They may believe their ends justify their means, but their success can only result in another version of an angry world.

All the great teachers from all the great faiths – living and dead – have spoken with one voice on this. It is love, it is compassion, it is peace that can remake this angry world. Despite thousands of years of these wise teachings, it’s still easier for many people to rise and live their days filled with anger, blame, and hatred. They speak of “those people” – whoever those people are to them. They point fingers and they scheme win the game by wiping alternative views off the board. They follow leaders and voices that stir their anger rather than their humanity.

General Omar N. Bradley aptly described our dilemma at the dawn of the nuclear age.

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

We must get it through our heads that we are ALL in this together. For better or worse, we are passengers on this tiny little blue marble spinning precariously through a vast dark cosmos.

Peace is the way forward. Love is the way forward. Compassion is the way forward. It’s that simple and that hard. There are no exceptions to the rule. Anger begets anger. Love begets love.

The choice, as it always has been, is ours.

Just in case no one has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!

Ray

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The Parable of Five Crosswalks

crosswalkWill is a kind young man. He goes out of his way to be kind to other people, to look them in the eye, and to smile. He seeks to treat everyone as he would want to be treated.

On this Tuesday afternoon, Will was headed to work at the local bookstore. The store was at the end of long, modern strip mall. Every day, as was his custom, Will came in at the opposite end of the mall. He has to cross five cross walks to reach the store.

At the first crosswalk, Will encountered a mother with two small children. He smiled and waved them across.

At the second crosswalk, Will waited patiently as an elderly man with a walker slowly made his way across. He smiled at Will and mouthed, “Thank you.”

The third crosswalk presented a young woman loaded down with bags. He looked at the clock on his phone, now concerned he might be late for work. The young woman smiled appreciatively as he waved her across.

As he approached the fourth crosswalk, he noticed a car that had patiently allowed several cars to turn in front of him. He stopped and let the car go, as the clock turned to 3:00. He was now officially late.

He approached the fifth crosswalk, now feeling some stress. As he approached, he saw man exiting the store and heading toward the crosswalk. It was one of those 50/50 calls. You’ve had them. Should you beat the pedestrian or wait?

Will accelerated slightly through the crosswalk. The man ran out and kicked the back of his car. He shouted that Will was a selfish a$sh*le. Then he yelled something about how selfish people Will’s age are.

You’re probably thinking what a jerk. How judgmental. You’re right.

Let’s be honest, though. How often in life are we the person at that fifth crosswalk?

Someone cuts us off in traffic. Someone holds a different political view than us. We don’t have any context. For all we know, that person could have just proverbially let four other people cross and he might be late for work. We judge that person, quickly and finally, based on one thing.

If you’re like me, you’re complicated. Far too complicated to be summed up by one action, one belief, or one word. Why don’t we give others the benefit of that doubt? Why do t we think a little more before we oversimplify other human beings and judge them based on practically nothing.

Maybe the next time you’re ready for swift summary judgment, you’ll stop and wonder about the other four crosswalks.

Be the person you came to the planet to be.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot and the author of the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation, the first in a alternative history trilogy.

Reincarnation Ought to Breed Compassion

Multiethnic Group of People with Colorful Outfit

Recent polls show that 20 percent of Americans believe in reincarnation. However, we are way outside the global average when you take into account Hinduism and the suppressed global numbers of Buddhists thanks to the Chinese Government, it’s likely that well over half the world’s population believes in some form of reincarnation.

Let’s assume for a moment reincarnation is true – which by the way I do. Who do you think you’ve been in your previous lives? Well, the options are kind of limited. You’ve probably had lives as a man and a woman. You’ve probably run through the races. You’ve likely been a member of every major modern religion and a bunch of extinct religions. You’ve probably been a “bleeding heart” liberal and a “right wing” nut. You’ve oppressed and oppressor, king and pauper, 1% and 99%. You’ve been saint and you’ve been sinner.

Here’s the net, net. Being racist, religiously bigoted, ethnically superior, gender-centric, economically divided really is hating a part of yourself. You’ve been what you love and you’ve been what you despise and, oh by the way, so has the person you despise in this life.

Hmm. Now one could argue that even if that’s true, part of the game is throwing ourselves into our roles in this life and being who we are. True. Still, one would think that such a realization might soften the edges a little bit. Might make one look with compassion and a little more understanding at “the other” who is really just us in a different time and place.

What if you held the thought “I’ve been like that person,” before the next time you choose to think and act from a mind of division and a heart of judgment?

What would the world be like then?

Keep seeking the truth and stay inspired!

Ray

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.

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