Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 09/20/2019

Shame On Me

Shame on me for thinking that there is time to feel despair. Shame on me for worrying solely about myself. When billions of beings are teetering over the abyss due to unrestrained desire and greed, shame on me if I don’t spend my time wisely cultivating kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity in the face of it all.

Despair in the face of the apocalypse, seems to me, nothing but another excuse to be self-involved and concerned only with myself — a preoccupation that has lead us all down the very path where we find ourselves now. Shame on me if I allow myself to wallow in sadness and self-pity. We all must die but we can, at least, use these short lives to do some good before they end.

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