honestly, it kinda boils down to this...just be a good human, man
WARM HUMAN PHILOSOPHY
Honestly, it all kind of boils down to this: Just be a good human, man.
Do the right thing when no one is looking.
Be kind and respectful to all beings. It's not a matter of whether you think someone "deserves" to be treated that way (I believe all beings deserve respect), but regardless, do it because it’s who YOU are, it is how you walk through the world.
Have compassion. Entertain the compassionate thoughts more than anything else. If you MUST assume, assume people are coming from a good place, and have good intentions. Guessing what people think is like writing fiction - so if you are going to write a story you might as well write something that makes you feel peaceful inside. The good news is that people usually ARE coming from a good place.
It is possible to be both strong AND kind. We need that. The world needs that.
Being strong means taking care of yourself and having boundaries. Speak straight to others without tearing them down, and express yourself respectfully. Let go of needing to make the world happy.
If a person makes a mistake you have 3 choices: 1. Help them resolve it. 2. Help them feel better about it, or 3. Make them laugh about it. That's it. We are human. We don't need to make people feel worse, rub it in or use the opportunity to make a point. That's just being a jerk.
Warm humans meet people without an agenda of how that person should live their life. All of us are all on the journey we are supposed to be on. It's arrogant to believe you know better than another person about how they should live their life.
You empower people by believing in them. Trusting that they possess the wisdom to figure things out, find their way, ask for help and make it.
Kindness isn't a weakness.
Authentic power isn't about forcing, dominating or controlling (hint! those last 3 things are the costumeweakness wears as a disguise).
Be present with people. When you are in front of someone BE there. See them. Get fascinated.
Life is finite. There is an end. You get to choose how you want to spend these precious minutes you have on Earth.
Have a little fun with growth and change. It may be hard sometimes but you don't need to take it so seriously all of the time. As we fumble our way towards ecstasy, it can actually be rather funny. It's okay to laugh at yourself.
Take care of yourself, be good and gentle and kind to yourself.
Forgive yourself, and when you know better, do better.
Let go of toxic shit. Whether that's people, relationships, jobs, thought patterns, negativity, etc.
...and on that note: good people swear. Some good people don't, but a lot of good people do...just sayin'