4 thoughts on “An Alan Cohen quote

  1. This is something I have been trying to figure out for the longest time and hasn’t made a whole lot of sense to me.

    I have tried to be a nice guy but like the expression goes, nice guys finish last, which seems to have been my life story.

    I would imagine that it has a lot to do with the fact that I was forced to be this way as a child and brainwashed into ignoring the facts that people I was forced into helping, were so often very sick and twisted.

    My point being that these people seem to be drawn to me like a predator notices the hurt animal and I don’t seem to notice the fact that they may be bat shit crazy, like my daughter’s Aunt.

    I need to remember to pay attention to my danger robot when I meet people, seeing as that’s how I always end up getting into trouble when I ignore the obvious signs.

    1. I believe this quote is true and if you base this quote on a universal understanding eventually things will become good. It shouldn’t stop us from being ‘immensely good.’

      When it comes to family particularly things are slightly different, it just being the nature of some families. But if we’re to base our relationships on give and take, take out opinions, judgments and jealousy, we’d all get on fine.

      Sadly, there will always be those people who take advantage of good people, but it is up to us to make sure we take back control.

  2. Immense good kills negativity in a matter seconds, if we simply abide by the rules of mindfulness. I had to visit the past to really understand that.

    The good news is that love is still contagious.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, mindfulness creates positivity and positivity creates love and is exactly what we need, if we are to continue to get rid of negativity.

      That in itself is difficult to do, and the force of negativity is often too strong, particularly when we continually deal with stress. But I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.

      The past is very much the catalyst for how we get to live our lives in the present; getting rid of negativity and being immensely good to ourselves and with each other is part of that.

      Love can become contagious you’re right, if and when our issues are sorted out. Bad behaviour patterns are often formed early on, when mindfulness is ignored and negativity takes over.

      It’s something that needs to be practised daily for it to work.

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