“Mon Dieu, what are they thinking?”
- Madama Phloozé ™
Partnering with the Masters
"We must guard jealously all that we have inherited from a long past,
all we are capable of creating in a trying present,
and all we are determined to preserve in a foreseeable future."
- Paul Sachs, Associate Director Harvard's Fogg Museum,
Presentation to directors of American museums during WWII; Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men
All our major religions share lessons on kindness, respect, gratitude and compassion. There are parables, and directives, commandments, and metaphors. There are many approaches to teaching these basic tenets of a civil and caring society yet they still distill down to these cornerstones.
What we are being called to do at present is not simply to pass forward antiquated customs, we are curators preserving and passing on life skills that deepen our relationships and carry the thread of humanity to guide our future priorities. We don’t want to solely react to immediate needs like day traders, we want to thoughtfully and consciously make decisions based on core values.
The writing of thank you notes, the honoring of our elderly, respecting the customs of others, and living in gratitude for the resources provided can govern future policies for a balanced, elevated trajectory. We’re on a precipice of our technology overtaking our core values as we’re progressively being seduced with new-found powers.
Again I ask, “What kind of world will our children create?” Shall we partner with our spiritual masters and concentrate more on the essence of their message instead of staying in tribes fighting over them as if they were comic book super heroes vying for who has the greatest super-powers? Instead, let’s be curators of their communal message of leading our actions and intent to live with kindness, respect, gratitude and compassion; the master keys to unlock a desirable destiny..
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