Oh what I might have become. I often wonder who I would be today if I had taken another turn on the road of life. There was a time in my past when I was a student of T T Liang. What if I had dedicated myself fully to learning everything I could learn from him. If I had done so, if he had been my teacher, certainly life would be different. I can only imagine to the extent that I can hold a vision of infinite choices I would have made from that point.
He taught me No Fight, No Loser that cooperation is essential. I have quite a ways to go before I would ever consider myself a model of cooperation. Especially if we factor in not only actions but thoughts.
We are in a time of great change, great strife, great division, and great manipulation by various forces bent on their vision of the future. I feel the best we can do is listen to others and find whatever common ground we can. If we don’t, we increase the probability of a descent into madness.
It is helpful to remember and consider that anger is most often a mask covering a core feeling of fear. Its not easy being calm amid the chaos.
People wonder what party I belong to and I could say that mine is the Golden Party. And there is only one rule for this party and that is the Golden Rule. I wish you peace.