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Have Meaningful Relationships
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
What's more important than making a meaningful connection with another? Dalai Lama says, “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.”
In the real world, relationships include fights, trust, faith, tears, pain, arguments, patience, secrets, jealousy and love. For relationships to be meaningful we learn from all those experiences, move forward and have more empathy, deeper understanding and truer compassion. Whether romantic, familial, among friends or at work, that's love.
Love, and loving service to our fellows, connects us so we do not live isolated lives and life becomes meaningful. Jesus once said that the care we offer to even the smallest child or the weakest old man is received as if it were offered to God. When societies and governments are no longer at the loving service of all people, then arrogance and exploitation risk snuffing out true human development and fulfillment. Only by loving and serving others, even with the simplest of gestures, will humanity regain a sense of happiness and hope.
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