“The Paradoxical Commandments People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.” ? Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council – Misattributed To Mother Theresa
Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
From the blogger: My process of determining the quote of the day is often relative to my first cup of coffee in the morning. Most involve some sort internal spirituality but not religion, or belief in what has been written. However, I respect all religions and particularly the people who find a way to believe what they read. I reject the actions in the name of religion. I don’t and don’t know if I ever will. I was born with labels, yet, I learned from my experience to reject these labels. I believe religion is superstition.
Today’s quote of the day is a first. I quote from that, which I reject. Even though I reject, I do not ignore and I also read to understand or at least try to understand what or how or why so many flocks of people from different tribes believe in different scripture, words, fables, books. Countering someone’s belief system is necessary to invoke rational thought. It is irrational to think the answers to life, the guidance for life exists in books that are thousands of years old. As science and technology has brought us from the guilt and pain from these books, just try to convince a true believer. Just try and change someones life long belief system that only exist because someone or some people said “it is so”. I reject premise completely and find it hard to understand how some people can look themselves in the face while reading contradictory words in these books of fiction. Pure fiction.
All I want you (the reader) to do is think. Think for yourself. Which book is YOUR book and why do you believe what you believe?
With his mother Karen Berg and other family members, he has taken on a greater leadership role in the Kabbalah Centre in recent years.
Yehuda Berg is an author. His book, The Power of Kabbalah, became an international best-seller and his recent published book, The 72 Names of God, also is a best-seller. He also directs the publishing of books by other authors, audio and videotapes created by the Kabbalah Centre.
Yehuda Berg was named Number 4 in Newsweek’s list of America’s Top 50 Rabbis.
In 2009, GQ magazine’s The Gentlemen’s Fund honored him for being an Agent of Change in the field of Education.
In February 2009, Yehuda Berg launched a radio show on Sirius XM‘s Stars Channel entitled The Life You Create. The guest on the first show was Ashton Kutcher. (source – wikipedia)