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Mental Illness and Kindness

The stigma of mental illness must be eliminated as more and more of humankind knows more and more how to treat them – just like breast cancer, diabetes, and on and on.

One by one, we have our strengths and weaknesses.  Trying to accept others as they are, perhaps helping them with some form of kindness – is an important part of the formula toward Heaven on Earth. Kindness is just the opposite of hate and allowing and promoting it within ourselves and others is what makes the human condition capable of a joyous state – through ups and downs. So, please join me is spreading kindness as we march toward Heaven on Earth!

Starting 2015 with Kindness

Henry James, American Author (1843-1916), wrote the following, which I keep on my desk: Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

Kindness to ourselves and others requires self-discipline. We can be—and often are overly—critical to ourselves and others. My belief that, “God made each of us and all of us with a mind, body, and ‘little piece of God’ since the dawn of humankind,” can be the fundamental rational for this exercise of genuine compassion, inwardly and outwardly.

A wonderful way to start and finish 2015 is to practice kindness, compassion, love, empathy, and a real day-to-day respect for humankind, the earth, and God.

I wish everyone joy, cheer, and a life overflowing with kindness in 2015 and onward toward Heaven on Earth.

Cultivating Good Behavior, Values, and Beliefs

I find myself thinking really big.  We are in The Innovation Age and we must innovate in all human activities, including government, education, religions, business, and science.  At the same time we must allow our spiritual leaders and others to help everyone, first, to improve our behavior (what we say and do), second, to work toward establishing the wisdom-associated values while shunning negative values, and third, to have a foundation of beliefs that supports good behavior and positive values.

What we say and do is all-important, and with which I believe God is most concerned.  Professing good values and beliefs is meaningless unless it is reflected in our behavior.

It takes time, effort, life experiences and help from many people—spiritual leaders come to mind immediately—to develop wisdom.  Genuine wisdom also eventually develops self-discipline and practices delayed gratification.  Resilience is also a quality that accompanies wisdom.

Faith in God is important to all.  I think that those who do not grow up with a careful cultivation of values, beliefs, discipline and delayed gratification have a much harder time reaching a wise level.  Kindness to ourselves and others is a key to wisdom.  The principle of earning one’s way in the world is also important.

We all have an important role in the march of destiny toward heaven on earth.  Yes, each person’s importance just can’t be over-emphasized.  Each of us and all of us has a “little piece of God.”  So, it is not me or you or anyone else who is critical in the march toward Heaven on Earth.  It’s all of us.  Yes, all 7 billion of us.

The world needs love, compassion, kindness, behavior, values and a foundation built by spiritual leaders who espouse the above.

Teaching Wisdom

It’s important for the future of our nation and the world that we educate our young in a neutral way so that as they mature they can become wise, capable and honest voters; and, in the process, elect leaders with those essential qualities.  Values are so necessary in the cultivation of the mind, body and “little piece of God” of our young people.  It’s not just a matter of “getting an education.”  It is crucial to learn and apply the wisdom-associated values: empathy, truth, honesty, justice, cooperation, peace, compassion, universal well-being, creativity and general knowledge.  This must be accompanied by the quest to rid ourselves and our youth, of selfishness, hate, revenge, envy, and greed.  Wisdom can be taught and our spiritual leaders are all-important in this crucial task – globally.  Kindness begets kindness – human to human, universally.

A Message of Hope and Optimism

The key to a heaven on earth lies with us and God – and I believe both humankind and certainly God are up to that enormous journey through the Innovation Age to the Spiritual Age – Heaven on Earth.

With humankind, it is incumbent on all to teach, practice and live by the wisdom-associated values while ridding ourselves of those negative values.  Why do I think it can be done – my belief in God and humankind’s ability to improve and innovate in our own selves, one by one, million by million, billion by billion.

Honesty and kindness toward ourselves and others are important ingredients to this wonderful journey.  Such qualities don’t happen overnight, especially when one considers the whole planet.

But technologically we now have the capability to spread this ray of hope in a way not possible previously.

We each have an important role to play in this heavenly trek.

Heaven on Earth is and will be a loving destination, full of goodwill, cooperation, creativity – so many magnificent manifestations of God’s love.

It’s too easy to be cynical and pessimistic.  But I sincerely believe that the Innovation Age – far from the caves – allows us to progress in an amazing fashion.  We just need to have the will and God’s enduring, steadfast love.  My faith tells me – deeply – that both of those essential components will be there – in abundance.

Optimism, not blind optimism, but the sort that guided President Reagan to such stupendous feats as economic  revival lasting for 25 years and a BIG victory in the Cold War which brought democracy to so many millions.

Motivation!

Motivation!

Motivation!

 

Negative Values: Revenge

Revenge is closely related to hate.  Here again a wholesale campaign by all human entities can do wonders to end this negative value.

We each have a role to play.  We must look in an honest way at ourselves.  Is there anyone in our lives whom we harbor the drive to exact revenge?  Looking inward is a way of overcoming this and other negative values.  It all starts with being honest with oneself and seeking to improve ethically, morally and legally.  We should then encourage others to do the same.

The future is all we have ahead of us.  We must take care to seek Heaven on Earth.  If we don’t, there are the potential catastrophes of crushing debt, global warming with climate change and radical Islamic disaster.  I am an optimist and I believe all of the above can be avoided, but not without great effort and a serious turn from past behaviors.  A Heaven on Earth beckons.  But we must do our part—one by one, million by million, and billion by billion.

Positive Values: Compassion

This value is essential on that path toward a Heaven on Earth.  It encompasses compassion directed inwardly, as well as for others.  Healthy self-esteem is important; without it, it’s difficult to have healthy compassion for others.  Compassion should be expressed in both our words and deeds.  Doing so will bring us closer to many of the elements of Heaven on Earth, including peace, racial harmony, spiritual harmony and gender harmony.  Compassion shown to animals and to the natural world in general, will benefit our goal of ecological harmony.