It’s funny how two seemingly disparate voices can see and speak the same truth.
“In our quest for happiness and the avoidance of suffering, we are all fundamentally the same, and therefore equal. Despite all the characteristics that differentiate us – race, language, religion, gender, wealth and many others – we are all equal in terms of our basic humanity.” ~ Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama
“It’s good to remember that other human beings are like us. We are born the same way; we die the same way.” ~ Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama
“What if we asked the opposite question? Not how we are all different, but how we are all alike? What is true of all cultures?”
“All cultures want to be respected and treated with dignity, regardless of the situation.” ~ Dr. George J. Thompson, Creator of Verbal Judo
“Empathy absorbs tension.” ~ Dr. George J. Thompson, Creator of Verbal Judo
The world is in need of no new wisdom. We have all we need. What is needed is action.