By Teri Harbour
Creator of the Arjuna Card Game (www.ArjunaCardGame.com)
I wear size 11 shoes but I am continually trying to reduce the size of my carbon footprint. One thing I’ve contemplated doing is to live a less traditional lifestyle. It is the traditional Western lifestyle focused on satisfying our material pleasures that results in waste and diminished natural resources.
We can’t take our bodies with us when we pass on to the next realm, so why put so much energy into making these bodies excessively beautiful and lavishly comfortable right now?
These acts of kindness and positivity go a long way and have far-reaching ripple effects that we may not fully realize. Instead of criticizing, let’s try to turn the attention on ourselves and ask, “How can this situation make me a better person?” And, “what is the opportunity for learning here?” Our power lies in taking responsibility for our own reactions and brainstorming more effective ways of responding to challenges. A favorite quote of mine is, “Expect nothing from others and much of ourselves.”
But old habits die hard.