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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Friday, June 27, 2014

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Signs of a Compassionate Person

I found a great article - 8 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Compassionate Person - and decided to make a brief summary.

These characteristics are generally associated with a compassionate person...

1. Emphasizing one's similarities to other people, rather than one's differences.

2. Giving a low priority to money.

3. Taking action by volunteering and offering specific help to individuals.

4. Being kind to yourself. Being compassionate begins with self-compassion.

5. Teaching others. Teaching another is the most powerful way to reenforce any idea in oneself.

6. Being in the moment. Compassion requires giving one's full attention to another - without multitasking, or thinking about one's next appointment.

7. Understanding that each person holds their own valid point-of-view.

8. Being grateful for other people.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Who am I to Judge?

He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 8:7)

Who am I to judge.
- Pope Francis

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 15:12)

Jesus often asks His followers to follow His commandments -
especially loving one another,
but NEVER does Jesus ask his followers to punish other people for anything.

The ONLY mention of punishment in the four Gospels is in Matthew 25:46.
Consider reading Matthew 25:31-46 today.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

This is at the heart of all good education,
where the teacher asks students to think and engages
them in encouraging dialogues,
constantly checking for understanding and growth.
- William Glasser

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser