I teach and they run away
I listen and they come
My strength is my silence.
Excerpts from, Happiness, written by Matteiu Ricard.
I just started reading this book and I enjoy every page of it. I will be posting more excerpts as I read along. Great Stuff!
"Man's basic vice, the source of all his evils, is that nameless act of blanking out, the willful suspension of one's consciousness, the refusal to think - not blindness, but the refusal to see, not ignorance, but the refusal to know."
Another main point he makes is that our social brains are wired for kindness, despite all the killings and murders we see on our TV screens. Perhaps the most inspiring piece of the social-intelligence puzzle is neuroplasticity: the discovery that our brains never stop evolving. “Stem cells manufactures 10,000 brain cells every day till you die.
“One person’s inner state affects and drives the other person. That we are forming brain-to-brain bridges – a two-way traffic system – all the time. We actually catch each other’s emotions like a cold”. Goleman goes on to say, “ If we’re in toxic relationship with people who are constantly putting us down, this has actual physical consequences”.
"We need to remind ourselves more often to pay attention to the human moment; to put down the BlackBerry, turn off the cellphone, put aside what you're doing for the moment and pay attention to what's going on with the person you're interacting with. Modern life has gotten in the way."
Love is patient, love is kind.1 Corinthians 13:4-8
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.