Sunday

When we feel good, we do good. When we know better, we do better.

"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies; education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits."
- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane." - Mahatma Gandhi

We are social beings and the roots of our mental and physical health reside in our social connection and community building. It is our responsibility, as fellow human beings to ensure that each of us has enough. We have the resources to intervene with poverty, homelessness and violence. Like the good Samaritan, we need to be other person centered, not self-centered.

We have to learn to trust each other rather than live in fear of someone we "perceive" as different from us. Human evolution and history has proven that when we trust each other and learn to cooperate we grow, succeed and evolve. When we distrust each other, we die. Trust and cooperation are the foundation of health and humanity.

When we feel good, we do good. When we know better, we do better.

"Engaging in conversations where we feel heard and respected helps us relax, build trust, create positive connection and psychological safety." - Dr. Kelli Harding

Engaging in conversation must go beyond Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and your phone. We need to be in face-to-face conversations. Trust allows us to acknowledge our differences and peacefully work to resolve differences.

"The choice is not between violence and non-violence but between violence and non-existence."
- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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