Endings and Beginnings. Meditation is a beautiful way to begin each day. How we begin each day can greatly influence how our day proceeds and ends. We cannot control what challenges will confront us. We can control our response. Even in the face of fear, aggression, indifference or dislocation we can choose to remain centered and balanced. Balance is found through a return to loving-kindness. In every moment, what is the most loving response we can offer? Codes of conduct are important. We must also know when to break the rules to more fully follow the Great Spirit. As you end. As you begin. Choose Love.
anthony glenn miller
I. Treat the Earth and all that dwells therein with respect.
II. Remain close to the Great Spirit.
III. Show great respect to your fellow beings.
IV. Work together for the benefit of all humankind.
V. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
VI. Do what you know to be right.
VII. Look after the well being of mind and body.
VIII. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
IX. Be truthful and honest at all times.
X. Take full responsibility for your actions.
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle, 1854
[Jesus] I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.