THINK

THINK

The mind is everything. What you THINK you become.   Buddha

Trust

(Pro 3:5)  Trust (have faith in) God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.

(Mat 19:26)  Jesus looked hard at them and said, “No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust (have faith in) God to do it.”

(Jas 2:26)  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith (trust) without works (action) is dead.

Trust to me is the ultimate recognition and respect of another.

I like the slogan of Hallmark Cards “when you care enough to send the very best”.

Trust is caring enough to do for and give to another the very best, what is for their highest good. We actually ask, “What is for their highest good?” when we are planning to take action.

“He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted” Lao Tzu (Chinese Taoist Philosopher, founder of Taoism, wrote “Tao Te Ching” (also “The Book of the Way”). 600 BC-531 BC)

“Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.”

“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy” Walter Anderson

Honesty

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. John Quincy Adams

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. Nathaniel Hawthorne

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty. Abu Bakr

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

Honesty is being true to yourself and the universe at the same instant.

Integrity

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. W. Clement Stone

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Don Miguel Ruiz

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. Bob Marley

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Integrity is doing what you say and saying what you do; consistency in living (doing and saying).

Neutrality

Neutrality doesn’t stand alone; it stands with trust, honesty, integrity, and kindness or it is nothing!

Here is possibly the most maligned word in the English language. Check the internet, do a Google search on neutral or neutrality quotes. You would think it is inherently evil or negative to be neutral. The people that make neutrality evil or negative have a side (attachment) to protect.

I do not use neutral in a sense that says I will do nothing; but in a sense that if I am neutral I can do anything.

Analytical-Literal Translation Mar 9:23  So Jesus said to him, “If you are able to believe [or, to have faith]-all [things are] possible to the one believing [or, having faith]!”

If this is true, then being in a neutral position in your thinking opens you up to “all things are possible”.

Think on this:

Nature is neutral, science is neutral, technology is neutral, etc. When there is a controversy to be resolved both sides want an absolutely neutral arbitrator. Is a neutral arbitrator inherently evil or negative? I think not, he probably understands my concept of THINK very well!

adjective

  1. not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others:

a neutral nation during World War II.

  1. not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy:

The arbitrator was absolutely neutral.

  1. of or belonging to a neutral state or party:

neutral territory.

  1. of no particular kind, characteristics, etc.; indefinite:

a neutral personality that made no impression whatever; a sex-neutral job title.

  1. gray; without hue; of zero chroma; achromatic.

matching well with many or most other colors or shades, as white or beige.

  1. Botany, Zoology. neuter.
  2. not causing or reflecting a change in something:

It is believed that the new tax law will be revenue neutral.

Science is a way of knowing, and a tool. Like all ways of knowing and tools, it can be turned to bad uses. And it can be bought and sold, and it often is. But it is not in itself bad. Like electricity, it’s neutral. Margaret Atwood

Technology is neutral: It convicts and finds innocents. We must make it a regularized part of the system, giving defendants access to DNA testing and evidence whenever it might be relevant. Eliot Spitzer

It may be the optimist in me, but I think America has a uniquely powerful and capacious glue internally. The American identity has always been ethnically and religiously neutral, so within one generation you have Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Jamaican-Americans – they feel American. It’s a huge success story. Amy Chua

Kindness

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Dalai Lama

Kindness is always thought of in terms of act, do, create, etc.(You can fill in many more.)