Later, he said this was the turning point of his life: for on that night, full of anger because of this personal injustice, as well as the countless injustices suffered by so many others every day in South Africa, he resolved not to rest until he had set those injustices right. On that night he conquered his anger and vowed to resist injustice, not by violence or retaliation, but through the loving power of nonviolent resistance, which elevates the consciousness of both oppressed and oppressor.
We may never be called on to liberate a people or lead a vast nation, but Gandhi's example can apply in a small way in our own lives, when we decide to return goodwill for ill will, love for hatred, in the innumerable little acts of daily life."
In a ‘Fish Tales’ cartoon by Mark Grant, a man encounters a shark carrying a sign that reads, ‘Vote Psycho.’ He comments: “You’re not going to get very far in politics with a name like ‘Psycho,’” and asks, “What’s your surname?” To which the shark answers, ‘Path.’
They misinterpret my mental/emotional/spiritual power. In fact, I am ‘transparent,’ as someone (a young man who was black and gay!) once called me. All that I am, good or bad, conscious or unconscious, is somehow visible. This is partly emphasised by my natural openness and honesty. People often say I am like a child, that I am a young man in a man’s body...that part of me having been preserved albeit in a damaged condition and hiding in a corner in fear.
impossible for you to do things to yourself that are destructive.
When you get enough inner peace and feel really positive about yourself, it's
almost impossible for you to be controlled or manipulated by anyone
The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your natural response to others.”
Ek Ong Kar: The Creator and Creation are One (Sikh).
Mitakuye Oyasin: We are all Relations (Lakota).