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Quotes from my Teacher Elie Wiesel

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There are some horrible things happening in our society. But there are also really amazing things and people. We want to be like a lotus in the muddy water. We don't want to be removed from the world, and we don't want to be overcome by the world. To do this, it can be helpful to be rooted in the good. Here are 10 quotes from Nobel Laureate for Peace Elie Wiesel, which I originally found in the Washington Post: http://wpo.st/oj9k1 1. No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. 2. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. 3. Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone. 4. For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. 5. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. 6. Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. 7. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe. 8. Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. 9. I still believe in man in spite of man. 10. Life is not a fist. Life is an open hand waiting for some other hand to enter it.

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1 WHITE WOLF = "let practice being in the world but at the same time not of the world.  to easy it is letting our guard down and not watching for incoming negativity that sends a person off on a rampage. i find that upon awakening i if i take the time before getting up to address my day, to meditate on the fact that the world is only an illusion and that i can accept defeat, or i can claim victory. the choice is mine.  victory is mine. fear not.  "
2 David Zuniga PhD MDIV MA = "Thanks White Wolf for sharing your thoughts. I agree, it is easy to let our guard down and get caught in automatic thoughts and conditioned ways of being. Sounds like you have a regular meditation practice. Good for you! It's important to have a practice that grounds us. Warmly, David Zuniga, Deily Advisor"
3 WHITE WOLF = "MY SMILE ATTRACTS SMILES. IM TOLD I AM ONE OF THE MOST POSITIVE PERSON EVER MET. I DONT KNOW WHY, I LOVE PEOPLE AND I LOVE LIFE. HOW HARD CAN THAT BE. WE ARE HERE FOR A REASON, IT IS UP TO US TO DO THE WORK BEFORE US.   GOD IS NOT WATCHING, AND THERE IS NO DEVIL TEMPTING ME TO DO BAD THINGS. EACH PERSON IS THEIR OWN JUDGE. IF WE CHECK OUR INTENTIONS, DO WHAT WE FEEL IS THE RIGHT THING, WE ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH. "