“Being mean is simply going out of communication with things. And that’s always—always will be and always has been very aberrative. …

“The individual who is kind, who is decent and who does communicate and who is nice and who isn’t averse to conversation and saying this and doing that, who is tolerant, and so on, we find gets along beautifully. We find the things that he runs into in life run out. They don’t pile up on him and swamp him. …

“I know the answer at last to whether I should have been mean all those times, or whether I should have been more kind. And I know I should have been more kind.”



“The most valuable asset we have, actually, is our ability to understand, to do the right thing, to be kind, to be decent.

“Amongst us we have, occasionally, the feeling like life requires that we be stern; life requires that we be ornery enough and mean enough to fire him; life requires that we’ve got to tell this preclear the next time we come that she must go, she must leave, she must never darken our door again. Life requires that. We must be stern, we must be mean, we must occasionally be ornery and we must steel ourselves to take an unkind action. And we feel sometimes there is something wanting in us, because we refuse to take this unkind action. We feel we are being cowardly, that we are ducking back from our responsibilities. We feel the best way to solve the thing would be to be a little bit mean about it. Get the idea? …

“Well, I hate to unsettle a very stable datum, if it does unsettle it. But the only way anything ever does resolve is by letting your own kind heart reach through. That’s the only way it ever does solve.”


“Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your relatives.”
An Unknown Author

Your action for today is to enjoy this quote without taking it too seriously!

About catherinehislop

I am the Founder of Global Unity Harmony Foundation
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