Thursday, February 27, 2014

Virtuous Judging of Others

"Judging individuals and organizations is not inherently wrong, but doing so out of bigoted prejudice, is. Yes, too many authority figures are actually bad and too many people are actually criminals or racists. But, the first step in solving any problem is being aware of it and giving it a name."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Give Honor to All Sentience

"Do you think you could glance at all those numbers and then touch the places where they had been in numeric order? Don't underestimate the rational and  emotional capacity  of other species."
~ David Satterlee

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Key to Relationships

"Even the poorest people can have wonderful relationships without transactional gift-giving.
Go do something wonderful for someone you have, or would like to have, in your life."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Answer to Our Problems

"Yes Virginia, the answer to so many of our problems is extending love ever-further - from self to family to neighbors to unknown strangers to feared enemies."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Traditional Virtue of Liberality

"Liberality is not so much a political identification as a personal disposition toward empathy and selflessness. This is the mark of our most inspiring and honored teachers, leaders, heroes ... and saints."
~ David Satterlee

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Collective Power of Will

"We are undergoing a mobilization of the will in human affairs. Collectively, individual will will will-out. We are not alone and impotent when we share a common vision."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Life Should Have Meaning

"You know, for some people, having an enemy gives life meaning... especially when they believe God has always liked them best. For others, sharing love and kindly support for others, without reservation, gives their life meaning."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Science of Meditation

"In modern science, achieving wide repeatability is taken as proof. Curiously, following prescribed meditations will also produce repeatable results. Just wait until "traditional" scientists awaken to that!"
~David Satterlee

Monday, January 20, 2014

Committing the Sin of Hubris

"Once you start to believe that 'We are blessed because we are God's people,' you commit the sin of hubris. You rob yourself of humility, others of humanity and God of perfect love."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Power of Human Development at All Levels

"We must be open to continual growth and development as individuals, communities and societies. Our shared ability to accept changing situations and create new responses is our greatest survival resource."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Heart of Liberalism

"This is the virtuous heart of liberalism: the love to care  for unknown and future others without expectation of personal gain."
~ David Satterlee

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Power of Choices

"Our common future is all about the power of choices. Some have the financial power to sit and raise an army of warriors. Some have the social power to stand and raise an army of voices."
~ David Satterlee