Once some of the elders were in Scete and Abbot John the Dwarf was with them.
While they were dining, a priest, a very old man, got up and attempted to serve them. But no one would take so much as a cup of water from him except John the Dwarf.
The others were somewhat shocked about this and later (more…)
JAMBO contributed 40,000 yen each to these 2 wonderful Japanese organizations:
SHU – The Environment NPO (does various environmental projects around Japan) ー http://www.shu.or.jp/
O.G.AforAid – Eastern Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Aid
These funds come from you, the participants of JAMBO, Thank you very much.
“Darling,” said the wife, “I’m ashamed of the way we live.
Father pays the rent for the house, Brother sends us food and
money for clothes, Uncle pays our water and electricity bills,
and our friends provide us with tickets for the theater. I’m not
complaining really, but I do think we can do better.”
“Of course, we can,” said the husband. “I’ve been thinking
about it myself lately. You’ve got a brother and two uncles who
don’t send us a cent!”
(From “The Heart of the Enlightened” by Anthony deMello , page 120)
The key to communication and having power and influence with people can be summed up in one sentence: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. In other words, listen first, talk second. This is Habit 5, and it works. If you can learn this simple habit—to see things from another’s point of view before sharing your own—a whole new world of understanding will be opened up to you.
The deepest need of the human heart is (more…)