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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Setting or accepting standards

In this life we have a choice between two options. We can either accept a standard, or we can set a standard. For instance, if someone is disrespectful towards us, we can accept the standard and act accordingly... or we can set a new standard and act according to the dictates of our own principles and faith system. Anger? Same choice. Hatred, egocentricity, jealousy, spitefulness, etc. It does not matter what is brought to you, you can choose to act, or you can simply react. Look at that last word - to re-act is to act again. In other words, you are behaving in a manner already seen, or repeating an action already performed. Why not choose your actions, words and responses more carefully? So, when next you are faced with the option of standards again, are you going to set a new standard, or are you going to accept the one presented to you?

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