Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by PlanetXisHERE
Since you are crusading on the moral high ground what have you done lately to help a stranger? Did you stop on that road and help that person change a
tyre, did you donate money to charity? or did you just NGaD.
I'm not crusading, just giving my opinion, which is obviously neither right nor wrong, so no need to be defensive.
I think the little things make big differences, and it does not matter if the person is a friend, family or a stranger. If you must know this morning
I listened to a problem my co-worker was having about their job, I just gave them my time and presence, and I could tell they reached some sort of
closure after unloading on me. Also, earlier this year, I was working for what I consider to be one of the best international childrens charities on
the planet, and I have and will help and give whatever I can in the future to this amazing organization:
Great way to help those children less fortunate
Do I always help someone in need? Of course not, sometimes I'm busy, not willing etc. It depends on the combination of my ability and the need. Do
I sometimes pass by beggars without giving? Sure, I may not have spare change, may feel they are being too pushy, etc. Would I pass by a burning car
with occupants inside without trying to help? Never.
Do you feel better if somone smiles at you, holds the door for you, lets you cut in in traffic, etc etc? I think it would be abnormal not to.
However, if a stranger doesn't do these things I certainly don't take it personally and it rarely makes me feel the opposite, for I know many people
are unconscious when it comes to their ego, and I also know there is no good or bad, only your thoughts make it so. So, when there is bad I accept it
and when there is good I enjoy it. Seems like a pretty good way to live, and in alignment with many New Age teachings which you seem to villify.
Don't forget many "New Age" wisdoms have their roots in Buddhism, Taoism and other Gnostic teachings and many have actually been around longer than
So to me, "New Age" seems like a bit of a misnomer, a more descriptive/accurate title might be "Pre-Christian Spirituality"
edit on 21-5-2013 by PlanetXisHERE because: addition
edit on 21-5-2013 by PlanetXisHERE because: correction