on July 21st, 2014 at 04:16 am
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- The Dalai Lama
Thanks for sharing this!
My kind of basic, bare-bones, bottom-line spirituality is:
God helps us as we help each other
When you ask for help, help comes.
Obviously, there's a lot of different ideas throughout history -- and even throughout my own personal history -- about what constitutes "God", "help", and from where such help might come/what it might look like, etc., but those are two core beliefs I've held onto whether I'm reading pagan texts, listening to San Francisco Zen Center podcasts, attending mass, or letting Muslim friends share with me about their beliefs/rituals/holy times, etc. Like the quote you shared, I try to find common themes and take what I need (and leave the rest).
I hope either/both of these axioms are helpful to you. It sounds like we have many similarities in our histories, despite obvious differences in our ages/anatomies/etc. This just makes me all the more certain that nothing happens by accident, and how cool it is that we are journal friends!
Have a great week.