A Frightening Conclusion

buddha from the top
I have come to a frightening conclusion That I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.  If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.   If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming”

-Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
In addition to teaching yoga on the Island of Kauai, Paul is the facilitator of the Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts the weekly Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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