May 7th at 10am EST
This week’s topic: Chapter 19 of “Change your thoughts, Change your life. Living the wisdom of the Tao” by Wayne Dyer
Do you know what it takes to be a good person?
Are people inherently good or evil? It is said that we are judged by our actions and so it is that we pass judgment on others as well as ourselves. How much do you judge yourself on your accomplishments and goals that you have or have not achieved? Are you better or worse than others who have or have not achieved the same status?
Few will argue there isn’t both good and evil in the world. But, is someone good because they accomplished good things or is goodness inherent in the doer? Do the rules dictate your actions or would you follow the same path regardless of the rules?
In the 19th Verse of the Tao Te Ching Lao-Tzu suggests that people don’t need rules to do the right thing they only need to seek inward.
Furthermore, Lao-Tzu proposes that the existence of rules and levels of accomplishment actually hinders your ability to realize your own true nature. How are our views of ourselves created, confirmed, or developed in reference to our accomplishments?
Can we have a better understanding of our true self if we discard life long accolades and titles? Is it even healthy to evaluate ourselves by our accomplishments rather than our inner awareness?
What do YOU think is necessary to be a good person?
Share you thoughts in the comment section below…
This is week 21 of our Saturday Morning Mastermind study of “Change your thoughts Change your life” by Wayne Dyer
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