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    On Sep 30, 2012 david doane wrote:

     I very much agree with maintaining our love for others when not condoning their behavior.  The opportunity to do this occurs frequently in raising children, and it is easier to maintain the love because they are out children, though sometimes the love may not come across.  I have found the bigger challenge to be in dealing with other people.  What helps me be able to maintain love while not condoning the behavior is the awareness that we are one, which has helped me be more compassionate and patient.  Living from the heart means having the awareness that we are one and maintaining love for the other while not condoning their behavior.  Someone said, "There's something about that guy that I just don't like about myself."  For me, that attitude helps me live from the heart.  I love the story about the Dalai Lama -- it's beautiful and profound.  It reminds me of the scripture passage about pray for those who persecute you, and the AA message to pray for those who you are angry at -- it's directly opposite to the attitude of "Bring em on" and go to war.  We so much need to have the attitude and response of the Dalai Lama. 

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