By W. P. ©
I have written several
articles to send in, but decided not to send them. The reason is
because I wasn't saying anything new, but restating things that
I have already written about previously. I decided to read back
over some of my old articles to see if there was a topic that I
didn't cover clearly. While doing this, I realized I haven't been
practicing a lot of the things I'd written about. With further contemplation,
I realized that I haven't been doing much practice at all besides
After I became aware of my neglect of practice,
I started to reflect back to see what I have been doing. Looking
back, I see that I have been antisocial and hateful to the people
around me. Jumping to conclusions, judging others, being narrow
minded in my opinions and arrogantly refusing to listen-these are
some of the things I've been doing
It seems that I have forgotten the heart of
all great teachings, which is not to create problems by body, speech,
or mind. I have been too caught up in the results to worry about
the methods and have used harsh words and aggression to express myself.
I have failed to consider how my behavior has affected others.
The thing that stands out most as I look back
is the fact that the people around me never stopped being kind,
compassionate and patient. What I have learned from this cannot
be put into words, only taken to heart.
Big apologies to those I have mistreated!